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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Subsystem for Linux Lets Local Users Cause Denial of Service Conditions
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039534
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039534
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-8703   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 10 Version 1703
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Subsystem for Linux. A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling error and cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

Tianyang Yang and Noam Kushinsky reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8703

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8703 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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