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Microsoft CVE-2018-8120: Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

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Microsoft CVE-2018-8120: Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/08/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/08/2018
Modified
06/15/2018

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.

Solution(s)

  • msft-kb4103712-37b5b334-c8cc-4a13-b84c-48e1bea48d6b
  • msft-kb4103712-83a7090f-3e70-4edb-b2af-18ee3c8c8539
  • msft-kb4103712-902c7573-12fb-4135-a2df-88d13af1d33c
  • msft-kb4103712-c53c08ca-efac-49ab-a665-5b470f700c80
  • msft-kb4103712-ddb1b118-50db-4654-b4d4-04cce64723ed
  • msft-kb4103712-deb51cc8-5372-4925-a191-c02b160864d5
  • msft-kb4131188-93c68be6-9361-4064-a089-4ad6409718e4
  • msft-kb4131188-c33d6272-710f-4144-927c-b17d293c0505
  • msft-kb4131188-e7ddb77f-0402-4713-80fa-9f80b2c9fb71
  • msft-kb4131188-e8008c2d-119a-4a8c-a911-11d7d2965f1b

References

  • msft-kb4103712-37b5b334-c8cc-4a13-b84c-48e1bea48d6b
  • msft-kb4103712-83a7090f-3e70-4edb-b2af-18ee3c8c8539
  • msft-kb4103712-902c7573-12fb-4135-a2df-88d13af1d33c
  • msft-kb4103712-c53c08ca-efac-49ab-a665-5b470f700c80
  • msft-kb4103712-ddb1b118-50db-4654-b4d4-04cce64723ed
  • msft-kb4103712-deb51cc8-5372-4925-a191-c02b160864d5
  • msft-kb4131188-93c68be6-9361-4064-a089-4ad6409718e4
  • msft-kb4131188-c33d6272-710f-4144-927c-b17d293c0505
  • msft-kb4131188-e7ddb77f-0402-4713-80fa-9f80b2c9fb71
  • msft-kb4131188-e8008c2d-119a-4a8c-a911-11d7d2965f1b

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