Remote code execution in Windows Adobe Type Manager Library



Published: 2019-11-12
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE ID CVE-2019-1419
CVE-2019-1456
CWE ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
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 Advisory

1) Input validation error

Severity: High

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] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1419

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to the way Windows Adobe Type Manager Library handles specially crafted OpenType fonts. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page or document with embedded malicious font, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the current user.


Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 1607, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 1803, 1903, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1419

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

2) Input validation error

Severity: High

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] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-1456

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to the way Windows Adobe Type Manager Library handles specially crafted OpenType fonts. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted web page or document with embedded malicious font, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the current user.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 1607, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 1803, 1903, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-1456

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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