Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux CVE-2018-8441 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-105271
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2018-09-11T00:00:00



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 1803 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 1803


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.