Advisory Details

March 6th, 2018

Microsoft Windows Font Embedding Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-17-1010
ZDI-CAN-5317

CVE ID CVE-2017-11835
CVSS SCORE 2.6, (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the processing of embedded fonts within documents. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated buffer. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute code in the context of the current process.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-11835
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2017-11-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2018-03-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory
  • 2018-03-06 - Advisory Updated
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