Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows PDF

Published: 2017-09-12 22:29:45 | Updated: 2017-09-12 22:32:10
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVSSv2 6.9 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
6.9 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C/E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
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]
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]
CVE ID CVE-2017-8737
CVE-2017-8728
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows 8.1
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Vendor URL Microsoft
Advisory type Public

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Description

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

The vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows PDF Library due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted website, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8737

2) Memory corruption

Description

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

The vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows PDF Library due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted website, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8728

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