Buffer overflow in Microsoft Windows Imaging API

Published: 2019-10-09 | Updated: 2019-10-09
Severity Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2019-1311
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Windows Server Subscribe
Windows
Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

Severity: Low

CVSSv3: 6.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1311

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the Windows Imaging API. A local attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted ".WIM" file, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows Server: 1803, 1903, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019

Windows: 8.1, 10, 10 1607, 10 1703, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, RT 8.1

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1311

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.