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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Center Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Center File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033499
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033499
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2509   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 8 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Media Center. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Media Center link (.mcl) file that, when loaded by the target user, will load arbitrary code from a remote location and execute the code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Aaron Luo, Kenney Lu, and Ziv Chang of TrendMicro reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content 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 available in the vendor advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-100

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-100 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (Vista)
Underlying OS Comments:  Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1

Message History:   None.


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