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Microsoft Speech API Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2019-0985

oval:org.cisecurity:def:6587

A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Microsoft Speech API (SAPI) improperly handles text-to-speech (TTS) input. The vulnerability could corrupt memory in a way that enables an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current user. To exploit the vulnerability an attacker would need to convince a user to open a specially crafted document containing TTS content invoked through a scripting language. The update address the vulnerability by modifying how the system handles objects in memory.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 7
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2019-0985
  • MSRC-CVE-2019-0985
  • KB4503269
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