Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Windows Shell Handler Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
Name MS14-027 First vendor Publication 2014-05-13
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2014-05-13
Severity (Vendor) Version Revision 1.0

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 7.2 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 3.9 Authentication None Required
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Severity Rating: Important
Revision Note: V1.0 (May 13, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if an attacker runs a specially crafted application that uses ShellExecute. An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability.

Original Source

Url : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS14-027

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-264 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24572
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:24572
Title: Windows Shell File Association Vulnerability - CVE-2014-1807 (MS14-027)
Description: The ShellExecute API in Windows Shell 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 does not properly implement file associations, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application, as exploited in the wild in May 2014, aka "Windows Shell File Association Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2014-1807
Version: 3
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Os 1
Os 1
Os 1
Os 1
Os 1
Os 1
Os 3
Os 2
Os 1

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2014-05-15 IAVM : 2014-A-0075 - Microsoft Windows Shell Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0050445

Metasploit Database

id Description
2015-03-10 Microsoft Windows Shell LNK Code Execution
2015-03-10 Microsoft Windows Shell LNK Code Execution

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2014-05-14 Name : The remote Windows host is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
File : smb_nt_ms14-027.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 13:17:14
  • Multiple Updates
2016-04-27 02:04:33
  • Multiple Updates
2015-03-12 17:22:33
  • Multiple Updates
2014-05-17 00:22:16
  • Multiple Updates
2014-05-15 13:24:15
  • Multiple Updates
2014-05-14 21:28:01
  • Multiple Updates
2014-05-14 17:25:35
  • Multiple Updates
2014-05-13 21:27:46
  • Multiple Updates
2014-05-13 21:17:01
  • First insertion