7.2
CVSSv2

CVE-2017-8622

Published: 08/08/2017 Updated: 03/10/2019
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 | Impact Score: 10 | Exploitability Score: 3.9
CVSS v3 Base Score: 7.8 | Impact Score: 5.9 | Exploitability Score: 1.8
VMScore: 641
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Summary

Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10 1703 allows an elevation of privilege vulnerability when it fails to properly handle handles NT pipes, aka "Windows Subsystem for Linux Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability".

Affected Products

Vendor Product Versions
MicrosoftWindows 101703

Recent Articles

Microsoft Patches Critical Windows Search Vulnerability
Threatpost • Tom Spring • 08 Aug 2017

Microsoft patched more than two dozen remote code execution vulnerabilities today, many of them rated critical. One was a RCE bug that allowed an attacker to take complete control of a server or workstation via Windows Search.
The fixes were part of Microsoft’s August Patch Tuesday update that included 48 patches in all, 25 of them critical, two publicly known prior to release and one with a publicly available proof of concept. None of the vulnerabilities are currently being exploited...