Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Speech.API.CVE-2019-0985.Remote.Code.Execution

description-logoDescription

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted PDF file. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user into open a crafted PDF file and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

affected-products-logoAffected Products

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2019-0985

CVE References

CVE-2019-0985