Microsoft CVE-2018-8641: Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability
|7||(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)||December 11, 2018||December 11, 2018||December 17, 2018|
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Windows kernel-mode driver 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 the Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory.
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