Microsoft Windows CVE-2018-8213 Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk:
Medium
Date Discovered:
June 12, 2018
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.
References
Credits
Jean-Yves Avenard, Mozilla
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