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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Journal File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary C ode
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034110
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034110
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6097   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 10 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; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was 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 file ('.jnt') that, when loaded by the target user with Windows Journal, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Jason Kratzer 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.

Windows Vista Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d5851286-d376-4191-bfe2-ccef297f13a5

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=458df2d5-da19-403a-bebb-9efa479e2710

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c6c93cb4-17b5-4d04-ac56-e90e68a6c78b

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2b4d4f39-697d-4fb5-8c2e-0b0a0b50842b

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d5ef7b56-7dcf-43eb-b239-04eb33760854

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3ceaef19-37cf-4eea-978b-27181aea2fb3

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=97e82281-e5a4-4213-9dab-d7e7ab506f9c

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-114

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-114 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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