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Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8538)

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Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2017-8538)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/26/2017
Created
09/16/2020
Added
08/26/2020
Modified
09/08/2022

Description

The Microsoft Malware Protection Engine running on Microsoft Forefront and Microsoft Defender on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, 1607, and 1703, and Windows Server 2016, Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 and 2016, does not properly scan a specially crafted file leading to memory corruption. aka "Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability", a different vulnerability than CVE-2017-8540 and CVE-2017-8541.

Solution(s)

  • windows-defender-upgrade-latest

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