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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Domain Name System 'DNSAPI.dll' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041095
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8225   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 12 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2012, 2012 R2, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2016, 10, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709, 10 Version 1803
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.

Nick Freeman reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote server can execute arbitrary code on the connected DNS client system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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