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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows PDF Library Unspecified File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035202
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035202
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0117, CVE-2016-0118   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 8 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 10
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in 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 execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Jaanus Kp Clarified Security (via HP's Zero Day Initiative) and Mark Yason, IBM X-Force, 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=5f301703-c593-4418-9a0d-4105bc13e7bb

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=66a60f25-c34f-4de1-b364-e23abfdc297c

Windows Server 2012:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f52712d7-8b79-4aa9-8d50-12cd80e8988d

Windows Server 2012 R2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=27d32124-94c7-43ff-a379-0ad670d9fe48

Windows 10:

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3140745

Windows 10 Version 1511:

https://support.microsoft.com/kb/3140768

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-028

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-028 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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