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Remote code execution in Adobe Type Manager Library in Microsoft Windows



Published: 2020-03-23 | Updated: 2020-04-14
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE ID CVE-2020-1020
CVE-2020-0938
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerability #2 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

Updated: 14.04.2020

Updated vulnerability description, assigned CVE-IDs, changed bulletin status to patched.

1) Buffer overflow

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 8.8 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:U/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-1020

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

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library when parsing a specially-crafted multi-master font - Adobe Type 1 PostScript format. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Note, this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7, 8.1, 10, 10 1607, 10 1709, 10 1803, 10 1809, 10 1903, 10 1909, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2019 1803, 2019 1903, 2019 1909

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/ADV200006
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-1020

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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

2) Buffer overflow

Severity: Critical

CVSSv3: 8.4 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-0938

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

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library when parsing a specially-crafted multi-master font - Adobe Type 1 PostScript format. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Note, this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

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, 10 1909, RT 8.1

Windows Server: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, 2019, 2019 1803, 2019 1903, 2019 1909

CPE External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-0938

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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.