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.