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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Shell Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Shell Object Memory Handling Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035825
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035825
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0179   (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): 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Shell. 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 trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

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 8.1 for 32-bit Systems:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8d4da76b-9d62-4b0e-9588-c0a98c443d31

Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5215857e-0649-4934-9ac1-efd4febe01d3

Windows Server 2012 R2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a18e4b95-3963-4a13-9dc5-f4f328eacef4

A fix is also available for Windows 10.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-057

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-057 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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