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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2018-8455

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Kernel handles objects in memory, aka "Windows Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability." This affects Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2016, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 10 Servers.
Publish Date : 2018-09-12 Last Update Date : 2019-10-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s)
CWE ID 404

- Products Affected By CVE-2018-8455

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows 10 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows 10 1607 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows 10 1703 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows 10 1709 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows 10 1803 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows 8.1 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Rt 8.1 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2016 1709 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2016 1803 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows 10 5
Microsoft Windows 8.1 1
Microsoft Windows Rt 8.1 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 3

- References For CVE-2018-8455
BID 105211 Microsoft Windows Kernel CVE-2018-8455 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2018-09-11

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2018-8455

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