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An improper scanning of specially designed files was found in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine in Microsoft Windows. By exploiting this vulnerability malicious users can execute arbitrary code. This vulnerability can be exploited remotely by putting 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.

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Public exploits exist for this vulnerability.

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

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CVE list

  • CVE-2017-8558

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