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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel Image File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041626
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041626
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8475   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 11 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 10, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709, 10 Version 1803
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Kernel. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted image file that, when downloaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's 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-2018-8475
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457132
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457143
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457128
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457129
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457131
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457135
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457138
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457140
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457142
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457144
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457145
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4457984
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4458010

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8475 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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