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Sid 1-46961

Message

OS-WINDOWS Windows Desktop Bridge privilege escalation attempt

Summary

This event is generated when an attacker attempts to exploit a privilege escalation vulnerability present in Microsoft Windows Desktop Bridge applications.

Impact

Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain

CVE-2018-8214:

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

Rule checks for attempts to exploit a privilege escalation vulnerability present in Microsoft Windows Desktop Bridge applications. CVE-2018-8214: 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-2018-8208.

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

Ease of attack

CVE-2018-8214:

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-2018-8214