Remote code execution in Microsoft Graphics Component

Published: 2013-11-05 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-01-12
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2013-3906
CVSSv3 8.9 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Windows Server
Windows
Microsoft Office
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Lync
Microsoft Excel
Vulnerable software versions Windows Server 2008
Windows Vista
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
Microsoft Lync 2013
Microsoft Lync 2010
Microsoft Excel Viewer
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error when handling malicious images. A remote attacker can create specially crafted TIFF image file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms13-096

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