Microsoft Windows Codecs Library Remote Code Execution Vulnerability [CVE-2020-1425]

CVE number – CVE-2020-1425

A remoted code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Windows Codecs Library handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could obtain information to further compromise the user’s system. This affects Windows 10 systems.

Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a program process a specially crafted image file.

The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Microsoft Windows Codecs Library handles objects in memory.

Affected Versions

Windows 10 Version 1709 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1803 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1909 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 1909 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 1909 for x64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 2004 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 Version 2004 for ARM64-based Systems
Windows 10 Version 2004 for x64-based Systems

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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