Microsoft XML Core Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Summary

XML Core Services (aka MSXML) 3.0 in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (system-state corruption) via crafted XML content, aka ‘MSXML Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.’

Credit:

The information has been provided by Alisa Esage Shevchenko of Esage Lab.


Details

Vulnerable Systems:
 * Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1

Microsoft XML Core Services is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions.

CVE Information:
CVE-2014-4118

Disclosure Timeline:
Original release date: 11/11/2014
Last revised: 12/31/2014

Categories: Windows