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OpenType Font Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2019-1456

oval:org.cisecurity:def:6749

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows when the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library improperly handles specially crafted OpenType fonts. For all systems except Windows 10 an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code remotely. For systems running Windows 10 an attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute code in an AppContainer sandbox context with limited privileges and capabilities. An attacker could then install programs; view change or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit the vulnerability such as by either convincing a user to open a specially crafted document or by convincing a user to visit a webpage that contains specially crafted embedded OpenType fonts. The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library handles OpenType fonts.

Family:
windows
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2019-1456
  • MSRC-CVE-2019-1456
  • KB4525233
  • KB4525239
  • KB4525253
  • KB4525250
  • KB4525232
  • KB4525236
  • KB4525241
  • KB4525237
  • KB4523205
  • KB4524570
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