Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 SP1 allow an attacker to execute code remotely on a target system when the Windows font library fails to properly handle specially crafted embedded fonts, aka "Express Compressed Fonts Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
Published 2017-08-08 21:29:02
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
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Vulnerability category: OverflowExecute code

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-8691

12.25%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 95 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-8691

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

CWE ids for CVE-2017-8691

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-8691

Products affected by CVE-2017-8691

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