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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Journal File Processing Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032280
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032280
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1675, CVE-2015-1695, CVE-2015-1696, CVE-2015-1697, CVE-2015-1698, CVE-2015-1699   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 12 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
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:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Windows Journal. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Journal (.jnt) file that, when loaded by the target user with Windows Journal, will trigger an unspecified error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Bill Finlayson of Beyond Trust, Inc., Adith Sudhakar of VMware, Rohit Mothe of VeriSign iDefense Labs, and Steven Seeley of Source Incite reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

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

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-045

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-045 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Not specified

Message History:   None.


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