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Category:   Application (Instant Messaging/IRC/Chat)  >   Microsoft Lync Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Lync File Embedded Font File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035530
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035530
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0145   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 13 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2010, 2013 SP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Lync. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

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

Mateusz Jurczyk of the Google Security Team 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.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-039

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-039 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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