Advisory Published
Updated

CVE-2023-36394: Windows Search Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

First published: Tue Nov 14 2023(Updated: )

Windows Search Service Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability

Credit: secure@microsoft.com

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Microsoft Windows 10=1809
Microsoft Windows 10=1809
Microsoft Windows 10=1809
Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows 10=22H2
Microsoft Windows 10=22H2
Microsoft Windows 10=22H2
Microsoft Windows 10=1607
Microsoft Windows 10=1607
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2022
Microsoft Windows Server 2022
Microsoft Windows 11=21H2
Microsoft Windows 11=21H2
Microsoft Windows 10=21H2
Microsoft Windows 10=21H2
Microsoft Windows 10=21H2
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 10
=1809
=1809
=1809
=22H2
=22H2
=22H2
=1607
=1607
=21H2
=21H2
=21H2
=21H2
=21H2
Microsoft Windows 10<10.0.10240.20308
Microsoft Windows 10<10.0.10240.20308
Microsoft Windows Server 2016<10.0.14393.6452
Microsoft Windows Server 2016<10.0.14393.6452
Microsoft Windows Server 2016<10.0.17763.5122
Microsoft Windows Server 2016<10.0.17763.5122
Microsoft Windows Server 2016<10.0.17763.5122
Microsoft Windows Server 2019<10.0.19041.3693
Microsoft Windows Server 2019<10.0.19041.3693
Microsoft Windows Server 2019<10.0.19041.3693
Microsoft Windows 10 22h2<10.0.19045.3693
Microsoft Windows 10 22h2<10.0.19045.3693
Microsoft Windows 10 22h2<10.0.19045.3693
Microsoft Windows 11 21h2<10.0.22000.2600
Microsoft Windows 11 21h2<10.0.22000.2600
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows Server 2019
Microsoft Windows Server 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-36394?

    CVE-2023-36394 is a vulnerability in the Windows Search Service that allows an attacker to elevate their privileges.

  • How severe is CVE-2023-36394?

    CVE-2023-36394 is classified as a high severity vulnerability with a severity value of 7.

  • Which software versions are affected by CVE-2023-36394?

    Windows 10 versions 21H2 and 22H2, Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2016, Windows 10 version 1809, Windows 10 version 1607, Windows Server 2019, and Windows 11 versions 21H2 are affected by CVE-2023-36394.

  • How can I fix CVE-2023-36394?

    To fix CVE-2023-36394, you should apply the respective patches provided by Microsoft. Please refer to the following URLs for the patches: Windows 10 (21H2): [URL1], Windows 10 (22H2): [URL2], Windows Server 2022: [URL3], Windows Server 2016: [URL4], Windows 10 (1809): [URL5], Windows 10 (1607): [URL6], Windows Server 2019: [URL7], Windows 11 (21H2): [URL8].

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-36394?

    You can find more information about CVE-2023-36394 on Microsoft's Security Update Guide: [URL9].

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