Remote code execution in Windows Shell

Published: 2017-09-12 22:53:16
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVSSv2 6.9 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
CVSSv3 8.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CVE ID CVE-2017-8699
CWE ID CWE-20
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) Improper input validation

Description

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

The vulnerability exists in Windows Shell due to improper validation of user-supplied input. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted content and execute arbitrary code.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in system compromise.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8699

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