Buffer overflow in Windows PDF library

Published: 2018-08-14 21:17:26
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8350
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
Vulnerable software versions Windows 10
Windows Server 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Buffer overflow

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing PDF files within Microsoft Windows PDF Library. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PDF document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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-2018-8350

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