Media Foundation Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ID MS:CVE-2020-0869
Type mscve
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2020-03-10T07:00:00


A memory corruption vulnerability exists when Windows Media Foundation improperly handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

There are multiple ways an attacker could exploit the vulnerability, such as by convincing a user to open a specially crafted document, or by convincing a user to visit a malicious webpage.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows Media Foundation handles objects in memory.