Specialists from enSilo Omri Misgav and Udi Yavo said they developed a new Windows hacking technique called Turning Tables. The exploit uses the page table of the system and allows to bypass all kernel protection mechanisms.
The system page table contains data that matches the contents of the virtual and physical memory. Some programs can use the same parts of the code, and in order to optimize the load, different programms can use the same page. The essence of the Turning Tables technique is to change the code on these pages in such a way as to change the behavior of processes with high priority.
Using the discovered exploit, an attacker can increase the priority of his own process. Moreover, the vulnerability can be used to attack the processes running in the sandbox.
Since the principle of shared pages, in addition to Windows, is also used in macOS and Linux, in theory, these operating systems may be vulnerable.