Intrusion Prevention

MS.Win32k.CVE-2018-8589.Privilege.Escalation

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Privilege Escalation vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Win32k kernel driver.
This vulnerability is due to a race condition in the application. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this bug to escalate his/her privileges via a crafted file.

Affected Products

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8589

CVE References

CVE-2018-8589

Other References

2018-8589