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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Drivers Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Adobe Type Manager Font Driver Object Memory Handling Bug Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040092
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040092
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0788   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 4 2018
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Adobe Type Manager Font Driver. A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to trigger an object memory handling flaw in Windows Adobe Type Manager Font Driver (ATMFD.dll) and execute arbitrary code on the target system with elevated privileges.

Mateusz Jurczyk of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain elevated privileges on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0788
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4056897
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4056898
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4056899
https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4056951

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0788 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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