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Sid 1-35983

Message

FILE-OTHER Microsoft Windows Media Center link file code execution attempt

Summary

Windows Media Center in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Media Center link (mcl) file, aka "Windows Media Center RCE Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS base score 9.3 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE

CVE-2015-2509:

CVSS base score 9.3

CVSS impact score 10.0

CVSS exploitability score 8.6

Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE

Integrity Impact COMPLETE

Availability Impact COMPLETE

CVE-2015-6131:

CVSS base score 9.3

CVSS impact score 10.0

CVSS exploitability score 8.6

Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE

Integrity Impact COMPLETE

Availability Impact COMPLETE

CVE-2016-0185:

CVSS base score 7.8

CVSS impact score 5.9

CVSS exploitability score 1.8

Confidentiality Impact HIGH

Integrity Impact HIGH

Availability Impact HIGH

Detailed information

CVE-2015-2509: Windows Media Center in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Media Center link (mcl) file, aka "Windows Media Center RCE Vulnerability."

CVE-2015-6131: Windows Media Center in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .mcl file, aka "Media Center Library Parsing RCE Vulnerability."

CVE-2016-0185: Media Center in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Media Center link (aka .mcl) file, aka "Windows Media Center Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows_7 -
  • microsoft windows_8 -
  • microsoft windows_8.1 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 *
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 r2
  • microsoft windows_vista -
  • microsoft windows_7 *
  • microsoft windows_vista *
  • microsoft windows_8.1 *

Ease of attack

CVE-2015-2509:

Access Vector NETWORK

Access Complexity MEDIUM

Authentication NONE

CVE-2015-6131:

Access Vector NETWORK

Access Complexity MEDIUM

Authentication NONE

CVE-2016-0185:

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.

Contributors

  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

Additional References

  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS15-100
  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms15-134
  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms16-059