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CVE-2017-6517 Detail

Current Description

Microsoft Skype 7.16.0.102 contains a vulnerability that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the targeted system. This vulnerability exists due to the way .dll files are loaded by Skype. It allows an attacker to load a .dll of the attacker's choosing that could execute arbitrary code without the user's knowledge.The specific flaw exists within the handling of DLL (api-ms-win-core-winrt-string-l1-1-0.dll) loading by the Skype.exe process.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://packetstormsecurity.com/files/141650/Skype-7.16.0.102-DLL-Hijacking.html Exploit  Third Party Advisory  US Government Resource 
http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2017/Mar/44 Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/96969 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038209
https://technet.microsoft.com/security/cc308575.aspx Not Applicable 
https://twitter.com/tiger_tigerboy/status/755332687141883904 Press/Media Coverage 
https://twitter.com/vysecurity/status/845013670103003138 Press/Media Coverage 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-427 Uncontrolled Search Path Element cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-6517
NVD Published Date:
03/23/2017
NVD Last Modified:
10/02/2019
Source:
MITRE