#VU9846 Memory corruption in Windows and Windows Server

Published: 2018-01-03 | Updated: 2018-01-04

Vulnerability identifier: #VU9846

Vulnerability risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-0788


Exploitation vector: Local

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Microsoft

The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in Windows Adobe Type Manager Font Driver (ATMFD.dll). A local user can run a specially crafted application, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.

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Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 8.1, 7

Windows Server: 2008 - 2012 R2

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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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