Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows

Published: 2016-04-12 00:00:00 | Updated: 2017-03-20 15:06:35
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2016-0147
CVSSv3 8.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows 10
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Arbitrary code execution

Description

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

The weakness exists due to an error when parsing user supplied input. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting it and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

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

Remediation

Install update from vendor's website.

External links

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-040

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