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Microsoft Graphics Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2020-1408


A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows font library improperly handles specially crafted embedded fonts. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view change or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit the vulnerability: In a web-based attack scenario an attacker could host a specially crafted website that is designed to exploit the vulnerability and then convince users to view the website. An attacker would have no way to force users to view the attacker-controlled content. Instead an attacker would have to convince users to take action typically by getting them to click a link in an email or instant message that takes users to the attacker's website or by opening an attachment sent through email. In a file-sharing attack scenario an attacker could provide a specially crafted document file designed to exploit the vulnerability and then convince users to open the document file. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows font library handles embedded fonts.

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2019
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • CVE-2020-1408
  • MSRC-CVE-2020-1408
  • KB4565539
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