Microsoft Windows Kernel CVE-2018-8897 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

Risk:
Medium
Date Discovered:
May 08, 2018
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
  • Apple macOS 10.13.4
  • FreeBSD Freebsd 10.4
  • FreeBSD Freebsd 10.4-RELEASE-p3
  • FreeBSD Freebsd 10.4-RELEASE-p6
  • FreeBSD Freebsd 10.4-RELEASE-p8
  • FreeBSD Freebsd 11.1
  • FreeBSD Freebsd 11.1-RELEASE-p4
  • FreeBSD Freebsd 11.1-RELEASE-p7
  • FreeBSD Freebsd 11.1-RELEASE-p9
  • FreeBSD Freebsd 11.2
  • Linux kernel 3.16
  • Linux kernel 3.16.0-28
  • Linux kernel 3.16.1
  • Linux kernel 3.16.2
  • Linux kernel 3.16.36
  • Linux kernel 3.16.6
  • Linux kernel 3.16.7
  • Linux kernel 3.2.1
  • Linux kernel 3.2.12
  • Linux kernel 3.2.13
  • Linux kernel 3.2.2
  • Linux kernel 3.2.23
  • Linux kernel 3.2.24
  • Linux kernel 3.2.38
  • Linux kernel 3.2.42
  • Linux kernel 3.2.44
  • Linux kernel 3.2.50
  • Linux kernel 3.2.51
  • Linux kernel 3.2.52
  • Linux kernel 3.2.53
  • Linux kernel 3.2.54
  • Linux kernel 3.2.55
  • Linux kernel 3.2.56
  • Linux kernel 3.2.57
  • Linux kernel 3.2.60
  • Linux kernel 3.2.62
  • Linux kernel 3.2.63
  • Linux kernel 3.2.63-2
  • Linux kernel 3.2.64
  • Linux kernel 3.2.65
  • Linux kernel 3.2.72
  • Linux kernel 3.2.78
  • Linux kernel 3.2.81
  • Linux kernel 3.2.82
  • Linux kernel 3.2.9
  • Linux kernel 4.1
  • Linux kernel 4.1.1
  • Linux kernel 4.1.15
  • Linux kernel 4.1.4
  • Linux kernel 4.1.47
  • Linux kernel 4.10-rc1
  • Linux kernel 4.10-rc8
  • Linux kernel 4.10.0
  • Linux kernel 4.10.1
  • Linux kernel 4.10.10
  • Linux kernel 4.10.11
  • Linux kernel 4.10.12
  • Linux kernel 4.10.13
  • Linux kernel 4.10.15
  • Linux kernel 4.10.2
  • Linux kernel 4.10.3
  • Linux kernel 4.10.4
  • Linux kernel 4.10.5
  • Linux kernel 4.10.6
  • Linux kernel 4.10.7
  • Linux kernel 4.10.8
  • Linux kernel 4.10.9
  • Linux kernel 4.11
  • Linux kernel 4.11.0
  • Linux kernel 4.11.1
  • Linux kernel 4.11.2
  • Linux kernel 4.11.3
  • Linux kernel 4.11.4
  • Linux kernel 4.11.5
  • Linux kernel 4.11.7
  • Linux kernel 4.11.8
  • Linux kernel 4.11.9
  • Linux kernel 4.12
  • Linux kernel 4.12-rc1
  • Linux kernel 4.12.1
  • Linux kernel 4.12.10
  • Linux kernel 4.12.2
  • Linux kernel 4.12.3
  • Linux kernel 4.12.4
  • Linux kernel 4.12.9
  • Linux kernel 4.13
  • Linux kernel 4.13.1
  • Linux kernel 4.13.10
  • Linux kernel 4.13.11
  • Linux kernel 4.13.2
  • Linux kernel 4.13.3
  • Linux kernel 4.13.4
  • Linux kernel 4.13.5
  • Linux kernel 4.13.6
  • Linux kernel 4.13.7
  • Linux kernel 4.13.8
  • Linux kernel 4.13.9
  • Linux kernel 4.14
  • Linux kernel 4.14.1
  • Linux kernel 4.14.10
  • Linux kernel 4.14.11
  • Linux kernel 4.14.13
  • Linux kernel 4.14.14
  • Linux kernel 4.14.15
  • Linux kernel 4.14.2
  • Linux kernel 4.14.3
  • Linux kernel 4.14.4
  • Linux kernel 4.14.5
  • Linux kernel 4.14.6
  • Linux kernel 4.14.7
  • Linux kernel 4.14.8
  • Linux kernel 4.15
  • Linux kernel 4.15.11
  • Linux kernel 4.15.4
  • Linux kernel 4.15.7
  • Linux kernel 4.15.8
  • Linux kernel 4.15.9
  • Linux kernel 4.16.3
  • Linux kernel 4.4.1
  • Linux kernel 4.4.105
  • Linux kernel 4.4.14
  • Linux kernel 4.4.2
  • Linux kernel 4.4.22
  • Linux kernel 4.4.23
  • Linux kernel 4.4.24
  • Linux kernel 4.4.25
  • Linux kernel 4.4.26
  • Linux kernel 4.4.27
  • Linux kernel 4.4.28
  • Linux kernel 4.4.29
  • Linux kernel 4.4.30
  • Linux kernel 4.4.38
  • Linux kernel 4.4.7
  • Linux kernel 4.9.11
  • Linux kernel 4.9.13
  • Linux kernel 4.9.3
  • Linux kernel 4.9.36
  • Linux kernel 4.9.4
  • Linux kernel 4.9.68
  • Linux kernel 4.9.71
  • Linux kernel 4.9.74
  • Linux kernel 4.9.8
  • Linux kernel 4.9.9
  • 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 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 1709
  • Microsoft Windows Server 1803
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 7.3
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Long Life 5.9.server
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Server - Extended Update Support 6.7
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Server - Extended Update Support 7.4
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Server TUS 6.6
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux Server TUS 7.2
  • Redhat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV 7
  • Redhat MRG Realtime for RHEL 6 Server 2
  • Synology Dsm 6.0
  • Synology Dsm 6.1
  • Synology SkyNAS
  • Synology Virtual DSM
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 12.04 ESM
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu Ubuntu Linux 17.10
  • VMWare Identity Manager
  • VMWare vCenter Server 6.0
  • VMWare vCenter Server 6.5
  • VMWare vCenter Server 6.7
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 6.0
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 6.1
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 6.2
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 6.2.4
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 6.2.4.1
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 6.2.5
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 7.0
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 7.1
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 7.2.0
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 7.3.0
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 7.3.1
  • VMWare vRealize Automation 7.4.0
  • VMWare vSphere Data Protection
  • VMWare vSphere Integrated Containers 1.0
  • VMWare vSphere Integrated Containers 1.1
  • VMWare vSphere Integrated Containers 1.2
  • VMWare vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3
  • VMWare vSphere Integrated Containers 1.3.1
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
Nick Peterson, Everdox Tech LLC
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