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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows NTFS Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows NTFS Object Handling Error Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040378
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040378
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0822   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 13 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10, 10 Version 1511, 2016, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709, version 1709
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows NTFS. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object handling error in Windows NTFS and run processes with elevated privileges on the target system.

James Forshaw of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0822
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074592
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074590
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074596
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074591
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4074588

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0822 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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