Microsoft Windows Kernel CVE-2018-0831 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

2018-02-13T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-102943
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2018-02-13T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with 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 version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1703 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Ensure that only trusted users have local, interactive access to affected computers.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.