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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Uniscribe Object Memory Handling Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037440
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037440
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7274   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 13 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1, 7 SP1, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 2016
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Uniscribe. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Hossein Lotfi, Secunia Research at Flexera Software, 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.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-147

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-147 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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