Microsoft Windows Registry Privilege Escalation VulnerabilitySeptember 11, 2018 pm30 10:29 pm

A vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows kernel API could allow a local attacker to elevate privileges on a targeted system.

The vulnerability is due to improper memory operations that are performed by the affected software when the software processes user-supplied input. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by accessing the system and executing an application that submits malicious input to the affected software. A successful exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges and compromise the system completely.

Microsoft confirmed the vulnerability and released software updates.

Security Impact Rating: High

CVE: CVE-2018-8410

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