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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Windows Search Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Search Component Object Memory Handling Flaw Lets Local Consume Excessive CPU Resources
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036102
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036102
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-3230   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 14 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Search. A local user can consume excessive resources on the target system.

A local user can trigger an object memory handling flaw to consume excessive resources and cause performance degradation on the target system.

Impact:   A local user can cause performance degradation on the target 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/ms16-082

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-082 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (2012), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (10), Windows (Vista)
Underlying OS Comments:  Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 8.1, 2012, 2012 R2, RT 8.1, 10, 10 Version 1511

Message History:   None.


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