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12 November 2014

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MS14-078 Vulnerability in IME (Japanese) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
                             12 November 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft Office
                   Microsoft Windows
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Increased Privileges -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-4077  

Original Bulletin: 

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MS14-078 - Vulnerability in IME (Japanese) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Version: 1.0

Published Date: November 11, 2014

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft
Input Method Editor (IME) (Japanese). The vulnerability could allow sandbox 
escape based on the application sandbox policy on a system where an affected 
version of the Microsoft IME (Japanese) is installed. An attacker who 
successfully exploited this vulnerability could escape the sandbox of a 
vulnerable application and gain access to the affected system with logged-in 
user rights. If the affected system is logged in with administrative rights, 
an attacker could then install programs; view, change or delete data; or 
create new accounts with full administrative rights.

This security update is rated Moderate on all supported editions of Windows 
Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server
2008 R2; it is also rated Moderate for all supported editions of Microsoft 
Office 2007 where Microsoft IME (Japanese) is installed. For more information,
see the Affected Software section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the manner in 
which the Microsoft IME (Japanese) component improperly loads an associated 
dictionary data file.

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 Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1

Vulnerability Information

Microsoft IME (Japanese) Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability - CVE-2014-4077

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Microsoft IME for Japanese 
that is caused when a vulnerable sandboxed application uses Microsoft IME 
(Japanese). Microsoft received information about this vulnerability through 
coordinated vulnerability disclosure. When this security bulletin was issued,
Microsoft was aware of limited attacks that attempt to exploit this 

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