Trending CVEs for the Week of July 15th, 2019
- Jul 18, 2019
- Michael Tucker
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’. Other words, it affects the Win32k component and could be exploited to run arbitrary code in kernel mode
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would first have to log on to the system. An attacker could then run a specially crafted application that could exploit the vulnerability and take control of an affected system.
Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for this vulnerability.