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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Management Console Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Management Console Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032286
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032286
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1681   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 12 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Management Console. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted '.msc' file that, when loaded by the target user, will cause unspecified denial of service conditions.

Michael Heerklotz (via HP's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause unspecified denial of service conditions.
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/ms15-054

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-054 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (2012), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (Vista)
Underlying OS Comments:  2003 SP2, Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT, RT 8.1; and prior service packs

Message History:   None.


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