Kaspersky ID:
KLA11029
Detect Date:
05/09/2017
Updated:
01/22/2024

Description

Multiple serious vulnerabilities have been found in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. Malicious users can exploit these vulnerabilities to cause a denial of service and execute arbitrary code.

Below is a complete list of vulnerabilities:

  1. Multiple vulnerabilities related to an improper scanning leading to scan timeout can be exploited remotely via a specially designed file to cause a denial of service;
  2. Multiple vulnerabilities related to an improper scanning leading to memory corruption can be exploited remotely via a specially designed file to execute arbitrary code.

Technical details

To exploit all vulnerabilities, an attacker has to put a specially designed file to a directory scanned by the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. It can be done via a website when it is being viewed by a user, via email message or an Instant Messenger message or a shared location.

Original advisories

Exploitation

Public exploits exist for this vulnerability.

Malware exists for this vulnerability. Usually such malware is classified as Exploit. More details.

Related products

CVE list

  • CVE-2017-8542
    warning
  • CVE-2017-8541
    critical
  • CVE-2017-8540
    critical
  • CVE-2017-8539
    warning
  • CVE-2017-8538
    critical
  • CVE-2017-8537
    warning
  • CVE-2017-8536
    warning
  • CVE-2017-8535
    warning

KB list

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