Information disclosure in Microsoft DirectX

Published: 2018-12-11 21:52:35
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8638
CVSSv3 3.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows 10 1809
Windows Server 2019
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Information disclosure

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote authenticated attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to an error when DirectX improperly handles objects in memory. A remote attacker can run a specially crafted application to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information on the system.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8638

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