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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041828
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041828
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8453, CVE-2018-8497   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 9 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system, User 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 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709, 10 Version 1803, Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems, Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems, Windows Server 2019
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in the Windows Kernel. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger a object memory handling error in the Win32k component and execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges [CVE-2018-8453].

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger a object memory handling error in the Windows Kernel component and execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges [CVE-2018-8497].

Kaspersky Lab reported one of these vulnerabilities.

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-2018-8453
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8497

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8453 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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