Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows PDF Library

Published: 2016-08-10 13:06:09
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2016-3319
CVSSv3 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Microsoft Edge
Vulnerable software versions Windows 8.1
Windows 10
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Edge -
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Memory Corruption in Microsoft PDF library

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error in Microsoft Windows PDF Library when parsing objects in memory. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF file, trick a victim to open that file in browser or PDF reader, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability my allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on vulnerable system.

External links

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-096.aspx
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-102.aspx

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