Two Major Vulnerabilities Could Expose You
Security vulnerability CVE-2018-8225 and CVE-2018-8267 are both publicly disclosed exploits that have garnered high CVSS scores. These weaknesses were reported to Microsoft through Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).
CVE-2018-8225 is a vulnerability that impacts the Windows DNS component DNSAPI.dll. An attacker can leverage this flaw to execute arbitrary code by using a malicious DNS server and specially crafted DNS responses.
CVE-2018-8267 allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code if they can convince the targeted user to open a malicious web page or file. It’s important to ensure patches have been deployed to secure these vulnerabilities, as exploitation seems likely.
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