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Attack: Microsoft Windows DHCP Client CVE-2019-0726

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects the attempt to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected system. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions.

Additional Information

Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability that exists in the DHCP client. Specifically, this issue occurs becasue the Windows DHCP clients fails to properly handle certain DHCP responses. An attacker can exploit this issue by sending specially crafted DHCP responses to a client.

Successfully exploiting this issue may result in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the affected system. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions.

Affected

  • Windows 10, Windows Server 2016 and Windows Server 2019
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