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09 June 2015

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        MS15-060 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Common Controls Could
                   Allow Remote Code Execution (3059317)
                                9 June 2015


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft Common Controls
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2015-1756  

Original Bulletin: 

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Bulletin Number:	MS15-060
Bulletin Title:		Vulnerability in Microsoft Common Controls Could
			Allow Remote Code Execution
Severity:		Important
KB Article:		3059317
Version:		1.0
Published Date:		June 9, 2015

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The
vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user clicks a specially
crafted link, or a link to specially crafted content, and then invokes
F12 Developer Tools in Internet EMixplorer.
This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of
Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2,
Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, Windows Server
2012 R2, and Windows RT 8.1.

Affected Software

Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1

Vulnerability Information

Microsoft Common Control Use After Free Vulnerability - CVE-2015-1756
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Common
Controls when it accesses an object in memory that has not been correctly
initialized or has been deleted. An attacker who successfully exploited this
vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the
current user is logged on with administrative user rights, 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. An attacker could
exploit the vulnerability by convincing a user to click a specially crafted
link, or a link to specially crafted content. The vulnerability is then
triggered when the user invokes F12 Developer Tools in Internet Explorer.

The update addresses the vulnerability by correcting how Windows handles
objects in memory.
This vulnerability has been publicly disclosed. It has been assigned Common
Vulnerability and Exposure number CVE-2015-1756. When this bulletin was
originally released, Microsoft had not received any information to indicate
that this issue had been publicly used to attack customers.

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