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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Video Control File Processing Object Memory Handling Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037242
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037242
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7248   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 8 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, 2012, 2012 R2, 10, 10 Version 1511, 10 Version 1607, 2016
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Video Control. 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 or web page that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling error in Microsoft Video Control and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability can be exploited via the Outlook Preview Pane.

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.

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-131

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-131 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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