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Sid 1-46546

Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows win32k NtUserSetImeInfoEx privilege escalation attempt

Summary

This event is generated when an attacker exploiting CVE-2018-8120 is detected.

Impact

Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain

CVE-2018-8120:

CVSS base score 7.0

CVSS impact score 5.9

CVSS exploitability score 1.0

Confidentiality Impact HIGH

Integrity Impact HIGH

Availability Impact HIGH

Detailed information

CVE-2018-8120: 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.

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows_7 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 r2

Ease of attack

CVE-2018-8120:

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

False positives

False negatives

Corrective action

Contributors

  • Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group

Additional References

  • portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8120