Microsoft Windows 10 1511 Execute Code Vulnerability
24 Oct. 2016
The PDF library in Microsoft Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows 10 Gold and 1511, and Microsoft Edge allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PDF file, aka "Microsoft PDF Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
* Microsoft Edge
* Microsoft Windows 10
* Microsoft Windows 10 1511
* Microsoft Windows 10 1607
* Microsoft Windows 8.1
* Microsoft Windows Server 2012
* Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views specially crafted PDF content online or opens a specially crafted PDF document. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.