Remote code execution in Windows Shell

Published: 2018-03-13 23:02:45
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-0883
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
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

Security Advisory

1) Remote code execution


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

The weakness exists due to improper validation of file copy destinations by Windows Shell. A remote attacker can trick the victim into opening a specially crafted file and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.


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