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Windows ALPC Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2018-8440

ID: oval:org.secpod.oval:def:47451Date: (C)2018-09-12   (M)2018-09-14
Class: VULNERABILITYFamily: windows




An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Windows improperly handles calls to Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC). An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the security context of the local system. 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 over an affected system. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows handles calls to ALPC.

Platform:
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Reference:
CVE-2018-8440
CVE    1
CVE-2018-8440
CPE    36
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:sp1:x64
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:::x64
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:::x86
cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_7::sp1:x64
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