GDI+ Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Published: 2016-11-08
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2016-3263
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Microsoft .NET Framework
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications

Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Silverlight
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components

Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Microsoft Lync
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Lync Attendee
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Microsoft Live Meeting
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Information disclosure


Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3263

CWE-ID: CWE-401 - Improper Release of Memory Before Removing Last Reference ('Memory Leak')

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error in the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) component. A local attacker can execute a specially crafted program on the affected system, get information about system memory state, bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and conduct further attacks.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability will result in information disclosure on the vulnerable system.


Install updates from Microsoft website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft .NET Framework: 3.0 - 4.6

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2010

Microsoft Silverlight: 5

Windows: 7 - Vista

Windows Server: 2008 - 2008 R2

Microsoft Lync: 2010

Lync Attendee: 2010

Microsoft Live Meeting: 2007 Console

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?