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NamesALPC Local PrivEsc
CategoryExploits
Type0-day
Description(ESET) On August 27, 2018, a so-called zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft Windows was published on GitHub and publicized via a rather acerbic tweet.

It seems obvious that this was not part of a coordinated vulnerability disclosure and there was no patch at the time this tweet (since deleted) was published to fix the vulnerability.

It affects Microsoft Windows OSes from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and in particular the Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC) function, and allows a Local Privilege Escalation (LPE). LPE allows an executable or process to escalate privileges. In that specific case, it allows an executable launched by a restricted user to gain administrative rights.
Information<https://www.welivesecurity.com/2018/09/05/powerpool-malware-exploits-zero-day-vulnerability/>
Malpedia<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.alpc_lpe>
<https://malpedia.caad.fkie.fraunhofer.de/details/win.powerpool>

Last change to this tool card: 22 April 2020

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 PowerPool[Unknown]2018 

1 group listed (1 APT, 0 other, 0 unknown)

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