Remote Code Execution (RCE) Affecting microsoft.chakracore Open this link in a new tab package, versions [,1.7.8)
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15 Apr 2019
13 Feb 2018
Lokihardt of Google Project Zero
How to fix?
Upgrade Microsoft.ChakraCore to version 1.7.8 or higher.
Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Remote Code Execution (RCE). A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way the scripting engine handles objects in memory in Microsoft browsers. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in such a way that an attacker could execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.