atmfd.dll in the Windows font library in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, Windows RT 8.1, Windows 10 Gold, 1511, and 1607, and Windows Server 2016 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site, aka "Open Type Font Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
Published 2016-11-10 07:00:11
Updated 2024-07-02 12:58:59
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Vulnerability category: Execute code

CVE-2016-7256 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Windows Open Type Font Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when the Windows font library improperly handles specially crafted embedded fonts. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could take control of the affected system.
Added on 2022-05-25 Action due date 2022-06-15

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-7256

83.75%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 98 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-7256

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
9.3
HIGH AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
8.6
10.0
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST
8.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
2.8
5.9
NIST 2024-07-02

References for CVE-2016-7256

Products affected by CVE-2016-7256

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