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Microsoft Windows GDI+ Remote Code Execution

Disclosed November 5, 2013    Fully Patched

Vulnerability Description:

A specially crafted TIFF content may cause a memory corruption which can be leveraged to gain arbitrary remote code execution within the context of the currently logged on user. This vulnerability has been exploited in the wild in targeted attacks in the Middle East and South Asia. The primary attack vector has been an email with a malicious attachment.



Vulnerable Software/Devices:

Windows Vista SP2
Windows Server 2008 SP2
Office 2003 SP3
Office 2007 SP3
Office 2010 SP2
Lync 2010
Lync 2013

Vulnerability Severity:


Exploit Availability:


Exploit Impact:

Remote Code Execution
Remote Code Execution A remote attacker may convince a target user to open an Office document that contains maliciously crafted TIFF content. Once opened, the vulnerability will be exploited to give a remote attacker arbitrary code execution, within the context of the currently logged on user, on the target system.

BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 31367 - Microsoft Windows GDI+ Remote Code Execution (20131105) (Zero-Day)


Apply the Microsoft patch. Avoid opening untrustworthy Office files. Use EMET to help mitigate exploitation.