Advisory Details

August 12th, 2014

Microsoft Windows Media Center CSyncBasePlayer Use-After-Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-14-287
ZDI-CAN-2277

CVE ID CVE-2014-4060
CVSS SCORE 6.8, (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows Media Center
VULNERABILITY DETAILS


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows Media Center. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within Microsoft Windows Media Center. By providing a specially crafted Office document, it is possible to corrupt certain allocations that lead to memory corruption. An attacker could leverage this to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current process.

VENDOR RESPONSE Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS14-043
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2014-04-24 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2014-08-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Alisa Esage (@alisaesage)
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