Remote code execution in Windows Installer

Published: 2018-03-13 23:07:39
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-0868
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) Insecure DLL loading


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists in the Windows Installer due to insecure .dll loading mechanism when opening files. A remote attacker can place a file along with specially crafted .dll file on a remote SBM or WebDAV share, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current victim.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.


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