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Sid 1-46939

Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Win32k privilege escalation attempt

Summary

This event is generated when Microsoft Win32k privilege escalation attempt.

Impact

Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain

CVE-2018-8233:

CVSS base score 7.8

CVSS impact score 5.9

CVSS exploitability score 1.8

Confidentiality Impact HIGH

Integrity Impact HIGH

Availability Impact HIGH

Detailed information

CVE-2018-8233: 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 10, Windows 10 Servers.

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows_10 1803
  • microsoft windowsserver2016 1803

Ease of attack

CVE-2018-8233:

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-2018-8233