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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Reader and Windows PDF Library File Processing Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034973
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034973
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0046, CVE-2016-0058   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 10 2016
Original Entry Date:  Feb 9 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1, 2012, 10
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Windows Reader and 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 Windows Reader file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2016-0046].

A remote user can create a specially crafted PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will make specially crafted API calls to trigger a flaw in the Windows PDF Library and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2016-0058].

Jaanus Kp Clarified Security (via HP's Zero Day Initiative) and Atte Kettunen of OUSPG 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.

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e191962e-7f9d-47d8-88db-65ba9d1a6286

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d470f055-8e7a-46ce-ad87-4ae65b2610b9

Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems:

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3135174

Windows 10 for x64-based Systems:

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3135174

Windows Server 2012:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a4376aa7-43cb-4a3d-b10c-17934dac1d98

Windows Server 2012 R2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7d6fad6f-8293-415f-aec4-2ef6610f4154

Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation):

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7d6fad6f-8293-415f-aec4-2ef6610f4154

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-012

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-012 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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