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Category:   Application (Instant Messaging/IRC/Chat)  >   Microsoft Skype for Business Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Skype for Business Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041259
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041259
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8311   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 10 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2016
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Skype for Business. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an input validation flaw execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Ping Fan (Zetta) Ke of Valkyrie-X Security Research Group (VXRL) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's 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-2018-8311

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8311 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (2012)

Message History:   None.


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