Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows



Published: 2015-07-20 | Updated: 2017-01-31
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2015-2426
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU5546

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-2426

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to buffer overflow in Windows Adobe Type Manager library when processing OpenType fonts. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted document or website with embedded malicious OpenType font, trick the victim into opening it, cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7 - Vista

Windows Server: 2008 - 2012 R2


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-078.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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