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Secunia Research: Microsoft Windows Heap-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities



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                     Secunia Research 2016/05/22



    Microsoft Windows Heap-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerabilities



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Table of Contents



Affected Software....................................................1

Severity.............................................................2

Description of Vulnerabilities.......................................3

Solution.............................................................4

Time Table...........................................................5

Credits..............................................................6

References...........................................................7

About Flexera Software...............................................8

Verification.........................................................9



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1) Affected Software



* Microsoft Windows 10

* Microsoft Windows 7

* Microsoft Windows 8.1

* Microsoft Windows RT 8.1

* Microsoft Windows Server 2008

* Microsoft Windows Server 2012

* Microsoft Windows Server 2016

* Microsoft Windows Vista



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2) Severity



Rating: Highly critical

Impact: System access

Where:  From remote



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3) Description of Vulnerabilities



Secunia Research has discovered multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft

Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a

vulnerable system.



1) An error within the "LoadUvsTable()" function can be exploited to

cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a font file containing

specially crafted Unicode Variation Sequences tables.



2) An integer overflow error within the "LoadFont()" function can be

exploited to cause a heap-based buffer overflow via a font file

containing specially crafted Unicode Variation Sequences tables. 



Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows execution of

arbitrary code.



The vulnerabilities are confirmed on a fully patched Windows 10

Professional (gdi32full.dll version 10.0.14393.576) and Windows 7

Professional (usp10.dll version 1.626.7601.23585). Other versions

may also be affected.



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4) Solution



Apply update.

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS17-013



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5) Time Table



2016/12/13 - Notified vendor about an incomplete fix of CVE-2016-7274.

2016/12/14 - Release of Secunia Advisory SA74000 due to details

             implicitly being public.

2016/12/15 - Update of SA74000 with a further vulnerability.

2016/12/29 - Vendor communication regarding root cause analysis.

2017/01/25 - Vendor patch scheduled for February 2017.

2017/02/14 - Vendor announces delay of February 2017 patch releases.

2017/03/06 - Vendor patch scheduled for March 2017.

2017/03/14 - Updated Secunia Advisory SA74000 due to release

             of vendor patch.

2017/05/22 - Public disclosure of Secunia Research Advisory.



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6) Credits



Discovered by Hossein Lotfi, Secunia Research at Flexera Software.



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7) References



The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned

the CVE-2017-0014 identifier for the vulnerabilities.



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8) About Flexera Software



Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase

application usage and the value they derive from their software.





http://www.flexerasoftware.com/enterprise/company/about/



Flexera Software  delivers  market-leading  Software  Vulnerability

Management solutions enabling enterprises to proactively identify and

remediate software Vulnerability, effectively reducing the risk of

costly security breaches.



http://www.flexerasoftware.com/enterprise/products/



Flexera  Software  supports  and  contributes  to  the community in

several ways.  We have always believed that reliable vulnerability

intelligence and tools to aid identifying and fixing Vulnerability

should be  freely available  for  consumers  to ensure that users,

who care about their online privacy and security, can stay secure.

Only a few vendors address Vulnerability in a proper way and help

users get updated  and  stay secure.  End-users (whether private

individuals or businesses) are otherwise left largely alone,  and

that is why back in 2002, Secunia Research started investigating,

coordinating  disclosure  and  verifying software Vulnerability.

In  2016,  Secunia Research  became  a  part  of  Flexera Software

and today our in-house software vulnerability research remains the

core  of  the  Software  Vulnerability  Management  products  at

Flexera Software.



https://secuniaresearch.flexerasoftware.com/secunia_research/



The  public  Advisory database  contains sufficient information  for

researchers, security enthusiasts, and consumers to lookup individual

products and Vulnerability  and  assess, whether they need to take

any actions to secure their systems or whether a given vulnerability

has already been discovered



https://secuniaresearch.flexerasoftware.com/advisories/



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9) Verification



Please verify this advisory by visiting the Secunia website:

https://secuniaresearch.flexerasoftware.com/secunia_research/2017-9/



Complete list of vulnerability reports published by Secunia Research:

https://secuniaresearch.flexerasoftware.com/secunia_research/



Secunia Research Blog at Flexera Software:

http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/secunia-research/2016/12/microsoft_

windows_loaduvstable_heap_based_buffer_overflow_vulnerability.html



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