Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution
07 November 2013
Remote exploitation of a memory corruption vulnerability in multiple Microsoft products could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on the targeted host. The issue occurs with how the TIFF codec in Microsoft's graphics component handles crafted TIFF files. Processing crafted TIFF files can corrupt system memory and create an exploitable condition.
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
The IRS has revealed more details about an attack it suffered last month, mounted by unknown individuals with the aim to file fraudulent tax returns and funnel the returned money to their own bank accounts.