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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
CVE-2017-8686 Windows DHCP Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Microsoft Windows Server Critical 13-09-2017

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the Windows Server DHCP service when an attacker sends specially crafted packets to a DHCP failover server. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could either run arbitrary code on the DHCP failover server or cause the DHCP service to become nonresponsive.

Detailed Information on the risk:
To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker could send a specially crafted packet to a DHCP server. However, the DHCP server must be set to failover mode for the attack to succeed.

Further information on this exploit is available at : CVE-2017-8686

Affected Software

Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016