Microsoft Windows Tablet Input Band CVE-2015-2548 Use After Free Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

2015-10-13T00:00:00
ID SMNTC-76989
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2015-10-13T00:00:00

Description

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because the Tablet Input Band fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of suspicious or anomalous activity. This may help detect malicious actions that an attacker may take after successfully exploiting vulnerabilities in applications. Review all applicable logs regularly.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.