Microsoft Windows EMF File Uninitialized Pointer Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2019-04-15T00:00:00
ID ZDI-19-362
Type zdi
Reporter Hossein Lotfi of Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative
Modified 2019-06-22T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. 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 handling of EMF graphics. The issue results from the lack of proper initialization of a pointer prior to accessing it. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute code under the context of the current process.