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    This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
                                11 May 2016


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft Windows
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows Vista
                   Windows 7
                   Windows 8.1
                   Windows 10
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-0182  

Original Bulletin: 

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MS16-056: Security Update for Windows Journal (3156761)

Document Metadata

Bulletin Number: MS16-056

Bulletin Title: Security Update for Windows Journal

Severity: Critical

KB Article: 3156761

Version: 1.0

Published Date: May 10, 2016

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The
vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially
crafted Journal file. 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 editions of Windows
Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 10.

Affected Software

Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8.1
Windows RT 8.1
Windows 10

Vulnerability Information

Windows Journal Memory Corruption Vulnerability- CVE-2016-0182

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows when a
specially crafted Journal file is opened in Windows Journal. An attacker
who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause arbitrary code
to execute in the context of the current user. If a user is logged on with
administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of the 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.

For an attack to be successful, this vulnerability requires that a user open a
specially crafted Journal file with an affected version of Windows Journal. In
an email attack scenario, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability by
sending a specially crafted Journal file to the user, and then convincing the
user to open the file. The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying
how Windows Journal parses Journal files.
The following table contains links to the standard entry for each vulnerability
in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list:

Vulnerability Title				CVE number	Publicly disclosed	Exploited

Windows Journal Memory Corruption Vulnerability	CVE-2016-0182	No			No

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