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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Photo Decoder Memory Initialization Flaw Lets Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031894
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1031894
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-0076   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 10 2015
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT, RT 8.1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Windows Photo Decoder. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted JPEG XR (.JXR) image file that, when loaded by the target user, will obtain potentially sensitive information from the target user's system.

Michal Zalewski of Google Inc. reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will obtain potentially sensitive information from the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-029

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-029 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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