Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Windows.CVE-2018-8406.Privilege.Escalation

description-logoDescription

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Elevation of Privilege vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted application. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to escalate their privileges on vulnerable systems.

affected-products-logoAffected Products

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2016
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)
Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server, version 1709 (Server Core Installation)
Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server, version 1803 (Server Core Installation)

Impact

Privilege Escalation: Remote attackers can leverage their privileges on vulnerable systems.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8406

CVE References

CVE-2018-8406