Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2017-8552
|ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:40922||Date: (C)2017-06-14 (M)2017-11-16|
|Class: VULNERABILITY||Family: windows|
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists 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 the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows kernel-mode driver handles objects in memory.
|Microsoft Windows 7|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2008|
|Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2|