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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows System Installation Method Lets Physically Local Users Obtain System Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042126
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8592   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2018
Impact:   Root access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10 Version 1809; 2019
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows. A physically local user can gain system privileges on the target system.

A physically local user that installs from physical media (e.g., USB, DVD) with the 'keep nothing' option selected can gain system privileges.

The Windows 10 version 1809 installation is affected.

Impact:   A physically local user can obtain system 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:   Configuration error

Message History:   None.

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