Microsoft Windows CVE-2018-8213 Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

2018-06-12T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-104406
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2018-06-12T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to an arbitrary code-execution vulnerability. A local attacker can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the affected application.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 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 10 version 1709 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 1709
  • Microsoft Windows Server 1803
  • 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.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as nonexecutable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.

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