.NET Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Published: 2017-04-11
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-0160
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Microsoft .NET Framework
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper input validation


Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2017-0160

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: Yes


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation before loading libraries by Microsoft .NET Framework. A remote unauthenticated attacker can create a specially crafted file, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in compromise vulnerable system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft .NET Framework: 2.0 - 4.7

CPE2.3 External links


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?