This security advisory describes one low risk vulnerability.
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 8.1CPE
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.