Windows Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

ID MS:CVE-2017-8561
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2017-07-11T07:00:00


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Kernel handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code with elevated permissions.

To exploit the vulnerability, a locally authenticated attacker could run a specially crafted application.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring the Windows Kernel properly handles objects in memory.