Vulnerabilities

A Vulnerability is a state in a computing system (or set of systems) which either (a) allows an attacker to execute commands as another user, (b) allows an attacker to access data that is contrary to the specified access restrictions for that data, (c) allows an attacker to pose as another entity, or (d) allows an attacker to conduct a denial of service.Advisories relating to Symantec products may be viewed here.

Microsoft Windows Kernel 'Win32k.sys' CVE-2018-8637 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Risk:
Medium
Date Discovered:
December 11, 2018
Description:
Microsoft Windows is prone to a local information-disclosure vulnerability. Local attackers can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information, bypass certain security restrictions and perform unauthorized actions. Successful exploits may lead to other attacks.
Technologies Affected
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 1803
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
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.
References
Credits
Alex Ionescu, CrowdStrike Inc.
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