Vulnerability Details

Windows IExpress Untrusted Search Path Vulnerability

Published: 2018-08-02 05:48:18
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
This host has IExpress bundled with Microsoft Windows and is prone to an untrusted search path vulnerability.

Detection Method:
Check for the presence of IExpress (IEXPRESS.EXE).

Technical Details:
The flaw exists due to an untrusted search path error in self-extracting archive files created by IExpress bundled with Microsoft Windows.

Impact:
Successful exploitation will allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privilege of the user invoking a vulnerable self-extracting archive file.

Affected Versions:
IExpress bundled with Microsoft Windows

Recommendations:
As a workaround save self-extracting archive files into a newly created directory, and confirm there are no unrelated files in the directory and make sure there are no suspicious files in the directory where self-extracting archive files are saved.

Solution Type:
Workaround

Detection Type:
Executable

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-0598

References:

http://jvn.jp/en/jp/JVN72748502/index.html
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/srd/2018/04/04/triaging-a-dll-planting-vulnerability

Severity
High
CVSS Score
9.3
Published
2018-08-02
Modified
2018-10-26
Category
General

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