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Windows: memory corruption via PDF
Synthesis of the vulnerability
An attacker can generate a memory corruption via PDF on Windows, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
Vulnerable products: Windows 10, Windows 2012, Windows 8, Windows RT.
Severity of this weakness: 3/4.
Consequences of an attack: user access/rights, denial of service on client.
Hacker's origin: document.
Creation date: 09/08/2016.
Références of this bulletin: 3182248, CERTFR-2016-AVI-271, CVE-2016-3319, MS16-102, TALOS-2016-0170, VIGILANCE-VUL-20352.
Description of the vulnerability
The Windows system has a PDF library.
However, displaying a malicious PDF document corrupts the memory.
An attacker can therefore generate a memory corruption via PDF on Windows, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code.
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