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ESB-2014.1105 - [Win] Microsoft Windows Journal: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction

Date: 08 July 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.1105
         Vulnerability in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code
                            Execution (2975689)
                                8 July 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Microsoft Windows Journal
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows Vista
                   Windows 7
                   Windows Server 2008
                   Windows Server 2008 R2
                   Windows 8
                   Windows Server 2012
                   Windows Server 2012 R2
                   Windows RT
                   Windows RT 8.1
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-1824  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-038

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-038 - Critical
Vulnerability in Windows Journal Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2975689)

Published: July 8, 2014

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported 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 Server 2008 (excluding Itanium), Windows 7, Windows Server 2008
R2 (excluding Itanium), Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows RT, Windows 
8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows RT 8.1.

Affected Software

Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (Journal)(2971850)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 (Journal)(2971850)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Journal)(2971850)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Journal)(2971850)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 (Journal)(2971850)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Journal)(2971850)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Journal)(2971850)
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems (Journal)(2971850)
Windows 8 for x64-based Systems (Journal)(2971850)
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems (Journal)(2971850) 
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems (Journal)(2974286) 
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (Journal)(2971850)
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems (Journal)(2974286) 
Windows Server 2012 (Journal)(2971850)
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Journal)(2971850) 
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Journal)(2974286) 
Windows RT (Journal)(2971850)
Windows RT 8.1 (Journal)(2971850)

Vulnerability Information

Windows Journal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2014-1824

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Windows Journal 
parses specially crafted files. The vulnerability could lead to remote code 
execution if a user opens a specially crafted Journal file. If a user is 
logged on with administrative 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. 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.

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