Remote Code Execution in Remote Desktop Virtual Host

Published: 2017-09-12 23:04:32
Severity Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVSSv2 6.1 (AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
CVSSv3 7.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CVE ID CVE-2017-8714
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft
Advisory type Public

Security Advisory

1) Buffer overflow

Description

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

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the VM Host Agent Service of Remote Desktop Virtual Host role when it fails to properly validate input from an authenticated user on a guest operating system. A remote unauthenticated attacker can execute arbitrary code on the VM host operating system.

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-2017-8714

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