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Sid 1-46953


OS-WINDOWS Microsoft OfficeHub object manager namespace privilege escalation attempt


This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit CVE-2018-8208.


Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain


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-2018-8208: An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when Desktop Bridge does not properly manage the virtual registry, aka "Windows Desktop Bridge Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability." This affects Windows Server 2016, Windows 10, Windows 10 Servers. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-8214.

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows_10 1607
  • microsoft windows_10 1703
  • microsoft windows_10 1709
  • microsoft windows_10 1803
  • microsoft windowsserver2016 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2016 1709
  • microsoft windowsserver2016 1803

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False positives

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Corrective action


  • Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group

Additional References