Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows GDI+ component

Published: 2018-08-14 22:48:42
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8397
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]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows Server
Windows
Vulnerable software versions Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 7
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper handling of objects in memory by Windows GDI component. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted website or opening malicious content, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in system compromise.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8397

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