MS14-043: Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2978742)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 77160


The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability due to a user-after-free flaw in Microsoft Windows Media Center. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a file or visit a website containing a specially crafted Office file, resulting in execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77160

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-043.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2014/08/12

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/08/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4060

BID: 69093

MSFT: MS14-043

MSKB: 2978742

IAVB: 2014-B-0110