Advisory Details

August 8th, 2017

Microsoft Windows Jet Engine Library Stack-based Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-638
ZDI-CAN-4405

CVE ID CVE-2017-0250
CVSS SCORE 5.1, (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows
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VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the Microsoft Jet Engine Library. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of the length of user-supplied data prior to copying it to a stack-based buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current process.

VENDOR RESPONSE Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0250
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2017-01-05 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-08-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Zhou Yu
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