A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Microsoft XML Core Services MSXML parser processes user input, aka "MS XML Remote Code Execution Vulnerability." This affects Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 10, Windows 10 Servers.
Published 2018-09-13 00:29:02
Updated 2018-11-19 14:20:30
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Vulnerability category: XML external entity (XXE) injectionExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-8420

20.81%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 96 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-8420

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
9.3
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.6
10.0
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2018-8420

  • The product processes an XML document that can contain XML entities with URIs that resolve to documents outside of the intended sphere of control, causing the product to embed incorrect documents into its output.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-8420

Products affected by CVE-2018-8420

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