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Sid 1-42187


OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows IE ETW Collector Service privilege escalation attempt


An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Microsoft Windows running on Windows 10, Windows 10 1511, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 fails to properly sanitize handles in memory, aka "Windows Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability."


CVSS base score 7.8 CVSS impact score 5.9 CVSS exploitability score 1.8 confidentialityImpact HIGH integrityImpact HIGH availabilityImpact HIGH

Detailed information

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows_10 *
  • microsoft windows_10 1511
  • microsoft windows_8.1 *
  • microsoft windowsrt8.1 *
  • microsoft windowsserver2012 r2

Ease of attack

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.


  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

Additional References