Remote code execution in Microsoft Graphics component

Published: 2018-08-14 23:17:05
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8344
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-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows
Windows Server
Vulnerable software versions Windows 8.1
Windows 7
Windows 10
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Improper input validation

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to an error when processing specially crafted embedded fonts within Windows font library. A remote attacker can trick the victim to visit a specially crafted web page or open a malicious file and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8344

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