Remote code execution in Broadcom BCM43xx in Microsoft Windows

Published: 2017-09-12 22:44:58
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVSSv2 7.4 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
CVSSv3 8.6 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CVE ID CVE-2017-9417
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Windows
Vulnerable software versions Windows 10
Vendor URL Microsoft
Advisory type Public

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of objects in memory by the Broadcom chipset in HoloLens. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send a specially crafted WiFi packet, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

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

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-9417

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