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Category:   Application (Security)  >   Microsoft Forefront Protection Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection File Processing Flaw in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038783
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038783
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-8558   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 23 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Microsoft Malware Protection Engine 1.1.13804.0 and prior
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when scanned by the target Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (mpengine.dll) application, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with LocalSystem privileges.

The following product versions are affected:

Microsoft Endpoint Protection
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection
Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010
Windows Intune Endpoint Protection

Tavis Ormandy of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when scanned by the target application, will execute arbitrary code with LocalSystem privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (Microsoft Malware Protection Engine 1.1.13903.0).

The vendor advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8558

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8558 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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