Two remote code execution vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows



Published: 2015-03-10 | Updated: 2017-02-21
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 2
CVE-ID CVE-2015-0081
CVE-2015-0096
CWE-ID CWE-119
CWE-426
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Public exploit code for vulnerability #1 is available.
Vulnerability #2 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 2 vulnerabilities.

1) Memory corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU5608

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-0081

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error in Windows Text Services. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7 - Vista

Windows Server: 2003 - 2012 R2


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-020.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

2) Insecure dll. library loading

EUVDB-ID: #VU5609

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2015-0096

CWE-ID: CWE-426 - Untrusted Search Path

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to the way Microsoft Windows parses shortcuts. A remote attacker can place a specially crafted .dll file along with an icon file on a remote SMB or WebDav share, trick the victim into opening that document and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 7 - Vista

Windows Server: 2003 - 2012 R2


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms15-020.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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