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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft SharePoint Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft SharePoint File Processing Memory Corruption Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035524
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035524
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0127, CVE-2016-0136   (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): 2007, 2010, 2013
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft SharePoint. 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 memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2016-0127, CVE-2016-0136]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Steven Seeley of Source Incite (via VeriSign iDefense Labs) and Lucas Leong of Trend Micro 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 advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-042

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-042 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (2012)

Message History:   None.


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