Information disclosure in Microsoft DirectX

Published: 2018-12-11
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8638
CWE ID CWE-200
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows Subscribe
Windows Server
Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure

Severity: Low

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]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-8638

CWE-ID: CWE-200 - Information Exposure

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.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 10 1809

Windows Server: 2019

CPE External links

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

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.