CVE-2018-8120

HIGH
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Description

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Win32k component fails to properly handle objects in memory, aka "Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability." This affects Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-8124, CVE-2018-8164, CVE-2018-8166.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/104034

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1040849

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8120

https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/45653/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-05-09

Updated: 2019-10-03

Type: CWE-404

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: HIGH

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (2 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
109651Security Updates for Windows Server 2008 (May 2018)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
high
109604KB4103712: Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 May 2018 Security UpdateNessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
high