Microsoft Windows Codecs Library Remote Code Execution Vulnerability [CVE-2020-17022]

CVE number – CVE-2020-17022

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Windows Codecs Library handles objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute arbitrary code.

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.

Microsoft has not identified any workarounds for this vulnerability.

Further information at – https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2020-17022

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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