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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows PDF Library Object Memory Handling Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037989
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037989
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0023   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 14 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 2016
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 document that, when loaded or viewed online by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Henry Li (zenhumany) of Trend Micro 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/ms17-009

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-009 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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