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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft .NET Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft .NET Library Loading Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038236
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038236
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0160   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 12 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via local system, User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.0 SP2, 3.5, 3.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.7
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft .NET. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

The software does not properly validate input before loading libraries. A local user can run a specially crafted application to execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

James Forshaw of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, available at:

https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4014981
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4014982
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4014983
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4014984
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4015217
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4015219
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4015221
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4015583

Vendor URL:  catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4014981 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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