13 November 2013
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2013.1607 Vulnerability in Windows Graphics Device Interface Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2876331) 13 November 2013 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Microsoft Windows Publisher: Microsoft Operating System: Windows XP Windows Server 2003 Windows Vista Windows Server 2008 Windows 7 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows 8 Windows Server 2012 Windows RT Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2013-3940 Original Bulletin: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-089 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-089 - Critical Vulnerability in Windows Graphics Device Interface Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2876331) Published: Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Version: 1.0 General Information Executive Summary This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user views or opens a specially crafted Windows Write file in WordPad. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. This security update is rated Critical for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. Affected Software Windows XP Service Pack 3 Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1 Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems Windows 8 for x64-based Systems Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2 Windows RT Windows RT 8.1 Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation) Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation) Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation) Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation) Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation) Vulnerability Information Graphics Device Interface Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2013-3940 A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI) processes specially crafted Windows Write files in WordPad. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2013-3940. - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. If you do not know who that is, please send an email to email@example.com and we will forward your request to the appropriate person. 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