Information disclosure in Windows Uniscribe

Published: 2017-09-12
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-8695
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Word
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Skype for Business
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Microsoft Lync
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Microsoft Live Meeting
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Lync Attendee
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure


Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 3.8 [CVSS:3.1/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-2017-8695

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

Exploit availability: No


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

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when Windows Uniscribe improperly discloses the contents of its memory. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted document or web page, trick the victim into opening it and gain access to potentially sensitive information.


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Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7 - 10

Windows Server: 2008 - 2016

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2010 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Word: Viewer

Skype for Business: 2016

Microsoft Lync: 2010 - 2013

Microsoft Live Meeting: 2007 Add-in - 2007 Console

Lync Attendee: 2010

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.