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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft XML Core Services File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041844
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041844
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8494   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 9 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, 10 Version 1809, 2019
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML). A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted MSXML file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Guy Inbar (guyio) 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 advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8494

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8494 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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