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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows PDF Library File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036561
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3319   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 9 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, RT 8.1, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607
Description:   A vulnerability was 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 PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Aleksandar Nikolic of Cisco Talos 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.

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems:

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems:

Windows Server 2012:

Windows Server 2012 R2:

Windows Server 2012 R2:

Fixes are also available for Windows 10.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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