Information disclosure in Windows System Information Console

Published: 2017-07-11 22:26:08
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVSSv2 3.2 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
CVSSv3 3.6 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CVE ID CVE-2017-8557
CWE ID CWE-611
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows 8.1
Windows 7
Windows 10
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft
Advisory type Public

Security Advisory

1) XXE attack

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to conduct XXE attack.

The weakness exists due to improper parsing of XML input containing a reference to an external entity. A remote attacker can send manipulated XML content, trick the victim into opening and read arbitrary files on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in information disclosure.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8557

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