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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Journal File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035824
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035824
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0182   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 10 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8.1, RT 8.1, 10; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft 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 that, when loaded by the target user via Windows Journal, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

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=cdd0425e-7697-4c30-8805-8759a6f31733

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=93d28098-0dc3-46ae-8041-48c2009d4f36

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=04531128-2a38-4b9f-b63a-a368fc789f0a

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=44d46d9c-15be-4d89-9328-0c69eebe6eef

Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=71f0cfd3-5f77-4f74-9659-ea14283f0845

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3cfe2d76-a1dc-4665-9404-4e240e54b0c5

A fix is also available for Windows 10.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-056

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-056 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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