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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
CVE-2019-0785 Windows DHCP Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Windows Server Critical 10-07-2019

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.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how DHCP failover servers handle network packets.

Further information on this vulnerability is available at : CVE-2019-0785

Affected Software

Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server version 1803 (Server Core Installation)
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server version 1903 (Server Core installation)