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Microsoft CVE-2018-8649: Windows Denial of Service Vulnerability

Severity CVSS Published Added Modified
5 (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) December 11, 2018 December 11, 2018 January 07, 2019

Description

A denial of service vulnerability exists when Windows improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could cause a target system to stop responding. To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would have to log on to an affected system and run a specially crafted application. The vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate user rights directly, but it could be used to cause a target system to stop responding. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows handles objects in memory.

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References

Solution Reference

Microsoft Security Update Guide

Solution

msft-kb4471332-3761d6e6-6044-4ef8-968e-cb9b2f4e278b