Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft: Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Win32k component fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and take control of an affected system. The update addresses this vulnerability by correcting how Win32k handles objects in memory.

Affected Products

Windows RT 8.1,Windows Server, version 1709 (Server Core Installation),Windows Server 2016,Windows Server, version 1803 (Server Core Installation),Windows Server 2012,Windows 8,Windows Server 2008,Windows 10,Windows 7,Windows Server 2019

References

CVE-2018-8562,