October 24, 2016

Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft warns of a new security hole in Windows which can be exploited to inject and execute arbitrary code.

According to the recent post at Microsoft Security Advisory, Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in the Windows Graphics Rendering Engine. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the security context of the logged-on user. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

All versions of Windows except Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 are vulnerable.