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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Audio Service Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042122
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042122
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8454   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2018
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10 Version 1709, 10 Version 1803, 10 Version 1809, 2019
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Audio Service. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can trigger a flaw in the 'browser.sys' kernel-mode driver's handling of object memory and obtain potentially sensitive information about the state of the kernel.

Alex Ionescu, CrowdStrike Inc., 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-2018-8454

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8454 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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