Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Windows.DirectX.CVE-2018-8486.Informaition.Disclosure

description-logoDescription

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error in the vulnerable application when handling a maliciously crafted EXE. An attacker can exploit this to disclose sensitive information on the affected machine via a crafted EXE.

affected-products-logoAffected Products

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems
Windows 8.1 for x64-based systems
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1703 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1703 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server, version 1709 (Server Core Installation)
Windows Server, version 1803 (Server Core Installation)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)

Impact

Information Disclosure: Remote attackers can gain sensitive information from vulnerable systems.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8486

CVE References

CVE-2018-8486

Other References

2018-8486