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Microsoft Windows Graphics Component CVE-2015-6107 Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

December 8, 2015

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a memory-corruption vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Live Meeting 2007 Console
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
  • Microsoft Lync 2013
  • Microsoft Lync 2013 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync 2013 (32-bit) SP1
  • Microsoft Lync 2013 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync 2013 (64-bit) SP1
  • Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (32-bit) SP1
  • Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (64-bit) SP1
  • Microsoft Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Skype for Business 2016 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Skype for Business Basic 2016 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1511 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 10 version 1511 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows RT
  • Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Word Viewer

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable stack and heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments) will complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

Credits

Steven Vittitoe of Google Project Zero
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