MS16-012: Security Update for Microsoft Windows PDF Library to Address Remote Code Execution (3138938)

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is,
therefore, affected by multiple code execution vulnerabilities :

- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows
Reader. An attacker can exploit this, by convincing a
user to open a specially crafted file, to execute
arbitrary code in the context of the current user.
(CVE-2016-0046)

- A flaw exists in the Microsoft Windows PDF Library due
to improper handling of API calls. An attacker can
exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially
crafted file, to execute arbitrary code in the context
of the current user. (CVE-2016-0058).

See also :

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-012

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2012, 8.1, 2012
R2, and 10.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 88644 ()

Bugtraq ID: 82636
82638

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0046
CVE-2016-0058

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