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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
11 May 2016
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft Windows
Operating System: Windows Vista
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2016-0182
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MS16-056: Security Update for Windows Journal (3156761)
Bulletin Number: MS16-056
Bulletin Title: Security Update for Windows Journal
KB Article: 3156761
Published Date: May 10, 2016
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.
Windows RT 8.1
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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