Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerabilities

Summary

The Task Scheduler in Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows local users to gain privileges via an application that schedules a crafted task, aka ‘Task Scheduler Vulnerability.’

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Details

Vulnerable Systems:
 * Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1

Microsoft Windows is prone to a local privilege-escalation vulnerability. A local attacker may exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the Local system account. Successful exploits will result in the complete compromise of affected computers.

CVE Information:
CVE-2014-4074

Disclosure Timeline:
Original release date: 09/09/2014
Last revised: 09/10/2014

Categories: Windows