MS14-078: Vulnerability in IME (Japanese) Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2992719)

High Nessus Plugin ID 79137


The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Microsoft Input Method Editor (IME) (Japanese) component that is triggered when loading dictionary files. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a specially crafted file, resulting in a sandbox escape and an escalation of privileges in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, and Office 2007 SP3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79137

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-078.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2014/11/12

Modified: 2017/07/28

Dependencies: 13855, 27524, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:office

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4077

BID: 70944

OSVDB: 114525

MSFT: MS14-078

MSKB: 2889913, 2991963

IAVA: 2014-A-0179