MS15-020: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3041836) (EASYHOOKUP)
High Nessus Plugin ID 81735
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host is missing a security update. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Text Services due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website or open a specially crafted file, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code. (CVE-2015-0059)
- A remote code execution vulnerability exists due to improper loading of DLL files. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to visit a specially crafted website or remote network share, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
EASYHOOKUP is one of multiple Equation Group vulnerabilities and exploits disclosed on 2017/04/14 by a group known as the Shadow Brokers.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2.