Fwd: [CIVN-2020-0277] Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectWrite API

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Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectWrite API

Severity Rating: High

Software Affected

·         Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1, x64-based Systems SP1

·         Windows RT 8.1

·         Windows 8.1 for 32-bit systems, x64-based Systems SP1

·         Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems, x64-based Systems

·         Windows 10 Version 1607 for 32-bit Systems, x64-based Systems

·         Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems, x64-based Systems

and ARM64-based Systems

·         Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems, x64-based Systems

and ARM64-based Systems

·         Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems, x64-based Systems

and ARM64-based Systems

·         Windows 10 Version 1909 for 32-bit Systems, x64-based Systems

and ARM64-based Systems

·         Windows 10 Version 1903 for 32-bit Systems, x64-based Systems

and ARM64-based Systems

·         Windows 10 Version 2004 for 32-bit Systems, x64-based Systems

and ARM64-based Systems

·         Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2 (Server Core

installation)

·         Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2 (Server Core

installation)

·         Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1 (Server Core

installation)

·         Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2, x64-based Systems

SP2

·         Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1

·         Windows Server 2012

·         Windows Server 2012 R2

·         Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)

·         Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)

·         Windows Server 2016

·         Windows Server 2016 (Server Core installation)

·         Windows Server 2019

·         Windows Server 2019 (Server Core installation)

·         Windows Server, version 1909 (Server Core installation)

·         Windows Server, version 1903 (Server Core installation)

·         Windows Server, version 2004 (Server Core installation)

·         Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

·         Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac

Overview

A vulnerability has been reported in DirectWrite API of Microsoft which

could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a targeted

system.

Description

This vulnerability exists in DirectWrite API due to improper handling of

objects in memory. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by

convincing a user to open a specially crafted document or visit a crafted

malicious webpage.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow the attacker to

execute arbitrary code on the targeted system which can lead to complete

compromise of the system.

Solution

Apply appropriate patches as mentioned in Microsoft Security Guidance

Vendor Information

Microsoft

- -1409

References

CyberSecurityHelp

CVE Name

CVE-2020-1409

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