#VU961 Information disclosure in Microsoft Client/Desktop applications

Published: 2016-10-13 | Updated: 2017-02-21

Vulnerability identifier: #VU961

Vulnerability risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3263


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft .NET Framework
Server applications / Frameworks for developing and running applications
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Silverlight
Client/Desktop applications / Plugins for browsers, ActiveX components
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Microsoft Lync
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software
Lync Attendee
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software
Microsoft Live Meeting
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Vendor: Microsoft

The vulnerability allows a local attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error in the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) component. A local attacker can execute a specially crafted program on the affected system, get information about system memory state, bypass Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and conduct further attacks.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability will result in information disclosure on the vulnerable system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft .NET Framework: 3.0 - 4.6

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2010

Microsoft Silverlight: 5

Windows: 7 - Vista

Windows Server: 2008 - 2008 R2

Microsoft Lync: 2010

Lync Attendee: 2010

Microsoft Live Meeting: 2007 Console


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