MS14-005 - Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (2916036)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS14-005 - Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Information Disclosure (2916036)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Important
SophosLabs threat level Medium
Solution MS14-005
Vendor description This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services included in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker would have no way to force users to view specially crafted content. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to take action, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or in an Instant Messenger message that takes users to an attacker's website, or by getting them to open an attachment sent through email.
SophosLabs comments The vulnerabilities lies in the same-origin policy bypass in Microsoft XML Core Services. It can be exploited via a specially crafted webpage using IE.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 11 Feb 2014
Affected software Windows XP Service Pack 3  
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems  
Windows Vista Service Pack 2  
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2  
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1  
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems  
Windows 8 for x64-based Systems  
Windows 8.1 for 32-bit Systems  
Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems  
Windows Server 2012  
Windows Server 2012 R2  
Windows RT
Windows RT 8.1
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)  
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)  
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)  
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)  
Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)  
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • February 11, 2014 - Initial Revision Written

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