Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows PDF Library



Published: 2016-08-10
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-3319
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Microsoft Edge
Client/Desktop applications / Web browsers

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Memory Corruption in Microsoft PDF library

EUVDB-ID: #VU278

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3319

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

Exploit availability: No

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.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 8.1 - 10

Windows Server: 2012 - 2012 R2

Microsoft Edge: All versions


CPE2.3 External links

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

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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