CVE-2018-3211: Java Usage Tracker Local Elevation of Privilege on Windows

Trend Micro found design flaw/weakness in Java Usage Tracker that can enable hackers to create arbitrary files, inject attacker-specified parameters, and elevate local privileges. In turn, these can be chained and used to escalate privileges in order to access resources in affected systems that are normally protected or restricted to other applications or users.

We’ve worked with Oracle through our Zero Day Initiative to patch this flaw, and this has been fixed via Oracle’s October patch update. Users and businesses are accordingly urged to patch and update their version of Java.

In this blog post, we will delve into how this flaw works on Windows — how Java Usage Tracker works and defining the conditions that enabled the exploit.

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Source: Trend Micro