Graphics Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Published: 2016-04-19 | Updated: 2019-01-10
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-0145
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerable software
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Microsoft Live Meeting
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Skype for Business
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Lync Attendee
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Microsoft Lync
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft .NET Framework
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Memory corruption


Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-0145

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: Yes


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

The weakness exists due to boundary error when handling of malicious embedded fonts. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted content, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code.

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


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Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7 - Vista

Windows Server: 2008 - 2012 R2

Microsoft Live Meeting: 2007 Console

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2010

Microsoft .NET Framework: 3.0 - 3.5.1

Skype for Business: 2016

Lync Attendee: 2010

Microsoft Lync: 2013

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?