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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Microsoft DirectX Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft DirectShow Object Memory Handling Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038016
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038016
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0042   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 15 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft DirectShow. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling flaw in DirectShow and access potentially sensitive information on the target system.

Abdulrahman Alqabandi (@qab) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-021

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-021 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (2012), Windows (2016), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (10), Windows (Vista)
Underlying OS Comments:  Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1, 7 SP1, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 10, 10 version 1511, 10 version 1607, 2016

Message History:   None.


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