Windows DVD Maker Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability

Published: 2017-03-14
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-0045
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) XML injection


Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:L/I:N/A:L/E:P/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-0045

CWE-ID: CWE-611 - Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference ('XXE')

Exploit availability: Yes


The disclosed vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive data.

The vulnerability exists due to a flaw in Windows DVD Maker when parsing a malicious .msdvd file. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .msdvd file, trick the victim into opening it and read arbitrary file on the victim's computer.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to read arbitrary file on victim's computer.


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Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, Vista

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.