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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Visual Studio Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Visual Studio Flaw Lets Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information via Compiled PDB Files
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040664
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040664
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-1037   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 10 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2010 SP1, 2012 Update 4, 2013 Update 5, 2015 Update 3, 2017, 2017 Version 15.7 Preview, 2017 Version 15.6.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Visual Studio. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information.

The application includes limited portions of uninitialized memory contents when compiling program database (PDB) files.

A user with access to the resulting PDB files can obtain potentially sensitive information from system memory.

Mateusz Jurczyk of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

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

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-1037

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-1037 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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