Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Buffer overflow

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2017061407 - Remote code execution in Windows Search service

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-8543

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when Windows Search handles objects in memory. A remote unauthenticated attacker can send specially crafted messages to the Windows Search service and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.