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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Domain Name System Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039533
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-11779   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, Root access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Domain Name System. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can return a specially crafted DNS response to trigger a flaw in 'DNSAPI.dll' and execute arbitrary code on the target Windows Domain Name System service. The code will run with Local System privileges.

Nelson William Gamazo Sanchez - Trend Micro (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) and Nick Freeman of Bishop Fox reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.

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