XXE in Windows System Information Console

Published: 2017-09-12 22:33:52
Severity Medium
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 5.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CVE ID CVE-2017-8710
CWE ID CWE-611
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Windows Server
Windows
Vulnerable software versions Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Vendor URL Microsoft
Advisory type Public

Security Advisory

1) XXE

Description

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

An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the Windows System Information Console when it improperly parses XML input containing a reference to an external entity. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted XML file, trick the victim into opening it and gain access to potentially sensitive information.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8710

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