93317 : Microsoft Windows Essentials Windows Writer Crafted URL Handling Arbitrary File Overwrite
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2013-05-14

Description

Microsoft Windows Essentials contains a flaw in Windows Writer that is triggered during the handling of a specially crafted URL. This may allow a context-dependent attacker to gain access to potentially sensitive information or overwrite arbitrary files.

Classification

Location: Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Confidentiality, Loss of Integrity
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Private
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Coordinated Disclosure
OSVDB: Web Related

Solution

Microsoft has released a patch to address this vulnerability. There are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. Check the Microsoft Security Bulletin in the references section for details.

Products

Microsoft Corporation
Windows Essentials
2011
2012

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 6.8
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2013-05-15 | Disagree? | There are 1 more: View All

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