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Windows TCP/IP Information Disclosure Vulnerability - CVE-2018-8493

oval:org.cisecurity:def:5926

An information disclosure vulnerability exists when the Windows TCP/IP stack improperly handles fragmented IP packets. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the user’s system. To exploit this vulnerability an attacker would have to send specially crafted fragmented IP packets to a remote Windows computer. The vulnerability would not allow an attacker to execute code or to elevate user rights directly but it could be used to obtain information that could be used to try to further compromise the affected system. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows TCP/IP stack handles fragmented IP packets.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2018-8493
  • MSRC-CVE-2018-8493
  • KB4462941
  • KB4462922
  • KB4462917
  • KB4462937
  • KB4462918
  • KB4462919
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