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CVE-2017-8468 Detail

Current Description

Microsoft Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, 1607, and 1703, and Windows Server 2016 allow an attacker to run processes in an elevated context when the Windows kernel improperly handles objects in memory, aka "Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability." This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2017-8465.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.0 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98846 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8468 Mitigation Patch Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Preservation of Permissions (CWE-281)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1511:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1607:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1703:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8.1:rt:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2012:r2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2016:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-8468
NVD Published Date:
06/14/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019