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

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution

Description :

The remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is,
therefore, affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in
Windows Journal due to improper validation of user-supplied input. An
unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by
convincing a user to open a specially crafted Journal file, resulting
in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, RT
8.1, and 10. Alternatively, apply the workaround referenced in the
vendor advisory.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 91006 ()

Bugtraq ID: 89867

CVE ID: CVE-2016-0182

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