Privilege escalation in Windows Adobe Type Manager Font Driver



Published: 2019-11-12
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-1412
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU22661

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 4.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1412

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

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to sensitive information on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when Windows Adobe Type Manager Font Driver (ATMFD.dll) improperly handles objects in memory. A local user can use a specially crafted document containing specially crafted fonts to trigger memory corruption and obtain sensitive information on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7 - 8.1 RT

Windows Server: 2008 - 2012 R2


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1412

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.



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