Advisory Details

June 17th, 2019

Microsoft Windows gdiplus Font Parsing Uninitialized Pointer Information Disclosure Vulnerability

ZDI-19-573
ZDI-CAN-8094

CVE ID CVE-2019-1013
CVSS SCORE 3.3, (AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on affected 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 parsing of font files in the gdiplus library. The issue results from the lack of proper initialization of memory prior to accessing it. 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-2019-1013
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2019-03-29 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2019-06-17 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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