Information disclosure in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services

Published: 2017-08-08
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-8516
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Microsoft SQL Server
Server applications / Database software

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure


Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-8516

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to improper privilege enforcement in Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services. A remote authenticated attacker can gain access to potentially sensitive information.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to gain additional database and file information.


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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft SQL Server: 2012 11.0.2100.60 - 2016 13.0.1601.5

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.