Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows Media Foundation

Published: 2018-06-12 21:30:52
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8251
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 R2
Windows Server 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption


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 Windows Media Foundation. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted website or opening a specially crafted content, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

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


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