Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows RT 8.1, and Microsoft Windows 8.1 and updates are available.
PUBLISH DATE: 12-09-2018
Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows RT 8.1, and Microsoft Windows 8.1, which can be exploited to cause a number of inconveniences including denial of service and security bypass leading to exposure of sensitive information. The vendor has released multiple updates to fix these vulnerabilities.
Many of these vulnerabilities when exploited may lead to system access, DoS, Privilege escalation, Exposure of sensitive information and Security Bypass. Local users with malicious intent may expose sensitive information or gain elevated privileges.
Similarly, malicious users in a guest virtual machine may cause a DoS (Denial of Service), or expose sensitive data and bypass certain security restrictions. Malicious people can exploit these vulnerabilities to compromise a vulnerable system.
A number of CVE references are associated with the updates, whose descriptions are not available at the time of creation of this advisory.
Apart from these, CVE-2018-5391 is identified as a Linux kernel, versions 3.9+ vulnerability. An attacker may cause a denial of service condition by sending specially crafted IP fragments.
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Update the following versions as suggested:
Apply update (Security updates for Windows RT 8.1 are available via e.g. Windows Update or Windows Update Catalog only.)
It is recommended to update the products you’re using, if any, as soon as possible.
If you think you’re the victim of a cyber-attack, immediately send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.