Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-020 - Important

Security Update for Windows DVD Maker (3208223)

Published: March 14, 2017

Version: 1.0

Executive Summary

This security update resolves an information disclosure vulnerability in Windows DVD Maker. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to obtain information to further compromise a target system.

This security update is rated Important for Windows Vista and Windows 7. For more information, see the Affected Software section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows DVD Maker parses files.

For more information about the vulnerability, see the Vulnerability Information section.

For more information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3208223.

Affected Software and Vulnerability Severity Ratings

The following software versions or editions are affected. Versions or editions that are not listed are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

The severity ratings indicated for each affected software assume the potential maximum impact of the vulnerability. For information regarding the likelihood, within 30 days of this security bulletin’s release, of the exploitability of the vulnerability in relation to its severity rating and security impact, please see the Exploitability Index in the March bulletin summary.

Operating System Windows DVD Maker Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability CVE-2017-0045 Updates Replaced
Windows Vista
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
(3205715)
Important
Information Disclosure
None
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
(3205715)
Important
Information Disclosure
None
Windows 7
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(4012212)
Security Only[1]
Important
Information Disclosure
None
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
(4012215)
Monthly Rollup[1]
Important
Information Disclosure
3212646
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(4012212)
Security Only[1]
Important
Information Disclosure
None
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
(4012215)
Monthly Rollup[1]
Important
Information Disclosure
3212646

[1] Beginning with the October 2016 release, Microsoft is changing the update servicing model for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. For more information, please see this Microsoft TechNet article.

*The Updates Replaced column shows only the latest update in any chain of superseded updates. For a comprehensive list of updates replaced, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog, search for the update KB number, and then view update details (updates replaced information is provided on the Package Details tab).

Vulnerability Information

Windows DVD Maker Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability CVE-2017-0045

An information disclosure vulnerability exists in Windows when Windows DVD Maker fails to properly parse a specially crafted .msdvd file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise a target system.

To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker would have to either log on locally to an affected system, or convince a locally authenticated user to execute a specially crafted application.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows DVD Maker parses files.

The following table contains links to the standard entry for each vulnerability in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list:

Vulnerability title CVE number Publicly disclosed Exploited
Windows DVD Maker Cross-Site Request Forgery Vulnerability CVE-2017-0045 No No

Mitigating Factors

Microsoft has not identified any mitigating factors for this vulnerability.

Workarounds

Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for this vulnerability.

Security Update Deployment

For Security Update Deployment information, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article referenced here in the Executive Summary.

Acknowledgments

Microsoft recognizes the efforts of those in the security community who help us protect customers through coordinated vulnerability disclosure. See Acknowledgments for more information.

Disclaimer

The information provided in the Microsoft Knowledge Base is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.

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