Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2978742)
Name MS14-043 First vendor Publication 2014-08-12
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2014-08-12
Severity (Vendor) Critical 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:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 6.8 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Severity Rating: Critical
Revision Note: V1.0 (August 12, 2014): Bulletin published.
Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file that invokes Windows Media Center resources.

Original Source

Url : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS14-043

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-416 Use After Free

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26275
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:26275
Title: CSyncBasePlayer use after free vulnerability - CVE-2014-4060 (MS14-043)
Description: Use-after-free vulnerability in MCPlayer.dll in Microsoft Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista, Windows 7 SP1, and Windows Media Center for Windows 8 and 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Office document that triggers deletion of a CSyncBasePlayer object, aka "CSyncBasePlayer Use After Free Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2014-4060
Version: 6
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Vista
Product(s): Microsoft Windows Media Center
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 1
Application 1

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2014-08-14 IAVM : 2014-B-0110 - Microsoft Windows Media Center Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0053823

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2014-08-12 Name : The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.
File : smb_nt_ms14-043.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2015-10-18 17:26:19
  • Multiple Updates
2014-08-14 09:25:13
  • Multiple Updates
2014-08-13 13:24:59
  • Multiple Updates
2014-08-13 05:25:45
  • Multiple Updates
2014-08-12 21:29:08
  • Multiple Updates
2014-08-12 21:17:58
  • First insertion