Endpoint Vulnerability

Microsoft: Windows COM Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability


An elevation of privilege exists in Windows COM Desktop Broker. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code with elevated privileges. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker could run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability. This vulnerability by itself does not allow arbitrary code to be run. However, this vulnerability could be used in conjunction with one or more vulnerabilities (e.g. a remote code execution vulnerability and another elevation of privilege) that could take advantage of the elevated privileges when running. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows COM Desktop Broker processes interface requests.

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 10,Windows Server 2019