12 November 2014
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2014.2117 MS14-067 Vulnerability in XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution 12 November 2014 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Microsoft Windows Publisher: Microsoft Operating System: Windows Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2014-4118 Original Bulletin: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-067 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- MS14-067 XML Core Services (2993958)- Critical Vulnerability in XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution Version: 1.0 Published Date: 11 November 2014 General Information Executive Summary This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a logged-on user visits a specially crafted website that is designed to invoke Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) through Internet Explorer. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit such websites. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit a website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger request that takes users to the attacker's website. The security update for Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 is rated Critical for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows. For more information, see the Affected Software section. The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Microsoft XML Core Services parses XML content. Affected Software 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 Vulnerability Information MSXML Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2014-4118 A remote code execution vulnerability exists when Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) improperly parses XML content, which can corrupt the system state in such a way as to allow an attacker to run arbitrary code. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted file or webpage. Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through coordinated vulnerability disclosure. When this security bulletin was issued, Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that this vulnerability had been publicly used to attack customers. The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Microsoft XML Core Services parses XML content. - --------------------------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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