MS13-096 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2908005)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS13-096 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2908005)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level Critical
Solution MS13-096
Vendor description This security update resolves a publicly reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Lync. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views content that contains specially crafted TIFF files.
SophosLabs comments SophosLabs has seen targeted attacks from malware that made use of this exploit and thus, very strongly recommends all users to apply the update as soon as possible.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 10 Dec 2013
Affected software Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Microsoft Lync 2010 (32-bit)
Microsoft Lync 2010 (64-bit)
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee (user level install)
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee (admin level install)
Microsoft Lync 2013 (32-bit)
Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (32-bit)
Microsoft Lync 2013 (64-bit)
Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (64-bit)
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • December 10, 2013 - Initial Revision Written

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