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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Microsoft DirectX Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft DirectX Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042135
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8554, CVE-2018-8561, CVE-2018-8563   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2018
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft DirectX. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can execute arbitrary commands on the target system with elevated privileges [CVE-2018-8554, CVE-2018-8561].

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling error [CVE-2018-8563].

Thomas Imbert (@masthoon) of MSRC Vulnerabilities and Mitigations Team, Alex Ionescu, CrowdStrike Inc., Communications Security Establishment, and Scott Bell of Pulse Security reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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