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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Shell Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Shell File Two Object Processing Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary C ode
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033799
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033799
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2515, CVE-2015-2548   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 13 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, 10; and prior service packs
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Windows Shell. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted toolbar object that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2015-2515]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can create specially crafted data that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a use-after-free memory error in Microsoft Tablet Input Band and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2015-2548]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Heige (a.k.a. SuperHei) from Knownsec 404 Security Team reported these vulnerabilities.

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's advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-109

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-109 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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