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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Font Library Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039096
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039096
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-8691   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 8 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Windows Font Library. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create content with specially crafted embedded fonts that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in the Windows font library and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Wayne Low of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8691

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8691 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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