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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Microsoft DirectX Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft DirectShow Heap Corruption Error in Processing Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034660
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034660
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0015   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 13 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft DirectShow. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Steven Vittitoe of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

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 available in the vendor advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-007

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-007 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (2012), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (10), Windows (Vista)
Underlying OS Comments:  Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT, RT 8.1, 10, 10 Version 1511

Message History:   None.


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