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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) User Input Parsing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035523
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035523
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0147   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 12 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): MSXML 3.0; Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT 8.1, 10; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML). A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted content that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke MSXML via Internet Explorer and trigger a user input parsing flaw execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

Nicolas Gregoire of Agarri 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/ms16-040

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-040 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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