Microsoft Security Bulletin Release (Out of Band) – Vulnerability in Microsoft Font Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3079904)

Number: AV15-066
Date: 20 July 2015

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to draw attention to the Microsoft Security Bulletin Release (Out of Band) Vulnerability in Microsoft Font Driver that could allow remote code execution (3079904)

Assessment

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted document or visits an untrusted webpage that contains embedded OpenType fonts. This security update is rated Critical for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how the Windows Adobe Type Manager Library handles OpenType fonts.

Affected products:

CVE REFERENCE: CVE-2015-2426

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.

References:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS15-078

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