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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft GDI+ Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft vLetsWindows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040515
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040515
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0815, CVE-2018-0816, CVE-2018-0817   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 13 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2012, 2012 R2, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2016, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI). A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target system with kernel-level privileges [CVE-2018-0816]. Versions 10 Version 1703 and 10 Version 1709 are not affected.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target system with kernel-level privileges [CVE-2018-0815, CVE-2018-0817].

Marcin Wiazowski (via Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative), HongZhenhao, and Li Qi(@leeqwind) of Qihoo 360 reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain kernel-level 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-2018-0815
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0816
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0817

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0816 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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