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CVE-2017-8537 Detail

Current 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 denial of service. aka "Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Denial of Service Vulnerability", a different vulnerability than CVE-2017-8535, CVE-2017-8536, CVE-2017-8539, and CVE-2017-8542.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): Required
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.3 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98705 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1038571 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8537 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/42081/ Third Party Advisory VDB Entry

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Data Processing Errors (CWE-19)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:windows_defender:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1511:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1607:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_10:1703:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_7:-:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_8.1:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_rt_8.1:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:sp1:*:*:*:*:itanium:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:r2:sp1:*:*:*:*:x64:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2016:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:endpoint_protection:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:exchange_server:2013:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:exchange_server:2016:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:forefront_endpoint_protection:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:forefront_endpoint_protection:2010:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:security_essentials:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:system_center_endpoint_protection:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:windows_intune_endpoint_protection:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-8537
NVD Published Date:
05/26/2017
NVD Last Modified:
03/19/2019