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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft GDI+ Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Graphics Component Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036564
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036564
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3301, CVE-2016-3303, CVE-2016-3304   (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): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT 8.1, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607; and prior service packs
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Graphics Component. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted embedded font that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an error in the Windows font library and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Mateusz Jurczyk of Google Project Zero 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 advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-097

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-097 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Aug 9 2016 (Microsoft Issues Fix for Microsoft Office) Microsoft Graphics Component Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix for Microsoft Office.
Aug 9 2016 (Microsoft Issues Fix for Microsoft Lync) Microsoft Graphics Component Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix for Microsoft Lync.
Aug 9 2016 (Microsoft Issues Fix for Microsoft Skype for Business) Microsoft Graphics Component Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix for Microsoft Skype for Business.



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