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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows PDF Library File Processing Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039327
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039327
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-8728, CVE-2017-8737   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 12 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Windows PDF Library. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling error execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Giwan Go of STEALIEN & HIT (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) reported these vulnerabilities.

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 advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8728
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8737

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8737 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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