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MS16-012: Security Update for Microsoft Windows PDF Library to Address Remote Code Execution (3138938)

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MS16-012: Security Update for Microsoft Windows PDF Library to Address Remote Code Execution (3138938)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
02/09/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
02/09/2016
Modified
11/18/2021

Description

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows when a specially crafted file is opened in Windows Reader. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause arbitrary code to execute in the context of the current user. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker 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. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who operate with administrative user rights.

Solution(s)

  • WINDOWS-HOTFIX-MS16-009-4e752c2f-ef69-41d1-aa08-1b8494248c1f
  • WINDOWS-HOTFIX-MS16-009-62a1716b-37d0-4c3c-8e51-457b4cf65a4b
  • WINDOWS-HOTFIX-MS16-012-10f82031-e091-4470-8b6b-402c49fa456b
  • WINDOWS-HOTFIX-MS16-012-3a30ebd4-24e2-4b1e-b4c3-773485dd9b4e
  • WINDOWS-HOTFIX-MS16-012-4726d4bf-903f-4758-b18f-c65a73e7b9ac
  • WINDOWS-HOTFIX-MS16-012-55fffbe0-2baa-49e7-971e-7c5ae47f90e2
  • WINDOWS-HOTFIX-MS16-012-af8cb7e3-5320-4f43-8bb5-45ab1703b406
  • WINDOWS-HOTFIX-MS16-012-b8a8cea2-31c8-49c5-92ca-0d51472d65db

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