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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Center Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Center '.mcl' Link File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035832
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035832
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0185   (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  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Media Center. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Media Center link (.mcl) file that references specially crafted code tat, when loaded by the target user, 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 a link 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/ms16-059

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-059 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (Vista)
Underlying OS Comments:  Vista SP2, 7 SP1, 8.1

Message History:   None.


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