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Microsoft Windows Error Reporting CVE-2017-8702 Remote Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Description

### Description Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote privilege-escalation vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to gain elevated privileges. ### Technologies Affected * Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems * Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems * Microsoft Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems * Microsoft Windows 10 for x64-based Systems * Microsoft Windows 10 version 1511 for 32-bit Systems * Microsoft Windows 10 version 1511 for x64-based Systems * Microsoft Windows Server 2016 ### Recommendations **Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.** Filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary if global access isn't needed. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit. **Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.** To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights. **Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.** Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity such as unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits. **Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.** Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users. Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.


Affected Software


CPE Name Name Version
microsoft windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
microsoft windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
microsoft windows 10 for x64-based Systems
microsoft windows 10 version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
microsoft windows 10 version 1511 for x64-based Systems
microsoft windows server 2016
microsoft windows 10 for 32-bit Systems

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