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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.1369
         Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote
                         Code Execution (2978742)
                              13 August 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Microsoft Windows Media Center
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows Vista
                   Windows 7
                   Windows 8
                   Windows 8.1
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-4060  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-043

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-043 - Critical

Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution 
(2978742)

Published: August 12, 2014

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 opens a
specially crafted Microsoft Office file that invokes Windows Media Center 
resources. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could 
gain the same user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are 
configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than
those who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for all supported editions of Windows 
Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista, all supported editions of Windows 7 
except Starter and Home Basic editions, Windows Media Center when installed on
Windows 8 Professional edition, and Windows Media Center when installed on 
Windows 8.1 Professional edition.

Affected Software

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 (all editions except Starter and 
Home Basic editions) (2978742)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (all editions except Starter 
and Home Basic editions) (2978742)
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems (Professional edition only)
Windows 8 for x64-based Systems (Professional edition only)
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems (Professional edition only)
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (Professional edition only)
Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista (32-bit editions) (2978742)
Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista (64-bit editions) (2978742)

Vulnerability Information

CSyncBasePlayer Use After Free Vulnerability - CVE-2014-4060

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Media Center, which 
could be exploited by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft
Office file. To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common 
Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2014-4060.

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