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computer vulnerability bulletin CVE-2015-0080

Windows: information disclosure via PNG

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can invite the victim the display a malicious PNG image, to read a memory fragment of Windows, in order to obtain sensitive information.
Vulnerable products: Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R0, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Vista.
Severity of this weakness: 2/4.
Consequences of an attack: data reading.
Hacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 10/03/2015.
Références of this bulletin: 3035132, CERTFR-2015-AVI-100, CVE-2015-0080, MS15-024, VIGILANCE-VUL-16368.

Description of the vulnerability

The Windows system analyzes PNG images before displaying them.

However, it does not initialize a memory area before returning it to the user.

An attacker can therefore invite the victim the display a malicious PNG image, to read a memory fragment of Windows, in order to obtain sensitive information.
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