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Sid 1-47097

Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows xxxNextWindow NULL pointer dereference attempt

Summary

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability present in a Windows library.

Impact

Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain

CVE-2018-8282:

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

Rule checks for attempts to exploit a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability present in a Windows library. CVE-2018-8282: An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Windows when the Windows kernel-mode driver fails to properly handle objects in memory, aka "Win32k Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability." This affects Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 10, Windows 10 Servers.

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows_10 -
  • microsoft windows_10 1607
  • microsoft windows_10 1703
  • microsoft windows_10 1709
  • microsoft windows_10 1803
  • microsoft windows_7 -
  • microsoft windows_8.1 -
  • microsoft windowsrt8.1 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 r2
  • microsoft windowsserver2012 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2012 r2
  • microsoft windowsserver2016 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2016 1709
  • microsoft windowsserver2016 1803

Ease of attack

CVE-2018-8282:

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

False positives

Not known

False negatives

Not known

Corrective action

Contributors

  • Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group

Additional References

  • portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8282