Vulnerabilities

A Vulnerability is a state in a computing system (or set of systems) which either (a) allows an attacker to execute commands as another user, (b) allows an attacker to access data that is contrary to the specified access restrictions for that data, (c) allows an attacker to pose as another entity, or (d) allows an attacker to conduct a denial of service.Advisories relating to Symantec products may be viewed here.

Microsoft ASP.NET Core CVE-2017-8700 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Risk:
Medium
Date Discovered:
November 14, 2017
Description:
Microsoft ASP.NET Core is prone to an information disclosure vulnerability. Successful exploits will allow attackers to obtain sensitive information that may aid in further attacks. ASP.NET Core 1.0, and 1.1 are vulnerable.
Technologies Affected
  • Microsoft ASP.NET Core 1.0
  • Microsoft ASP.NET Core 1.1
Recommendations
  • Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
    To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
  • Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
    Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits
  • Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
    Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
References
Credits
Microsoft
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