Advisory Details

August 8th, 2017

Microsoft Windows PDF Library JPEG2000 Parsing Out-Of-Bounds Write Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-17-636
ZDI-CAN-4484

CVE ID CVE-2017-0293
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows PDF Library
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 27746. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows PDF Library. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the processing of JPEG2000 images. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a write past the end of an allocated object. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.

VENDOR RESPONSE Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0293
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2017-02-13 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2017-08-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Ke Liu (winsonliu) of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB
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