Intrusion Prevention

Windows.Journal.MRCImage.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Journal.
The vulnerability is due an error while the vulnerable software attempts to access a specially crafted jnt file. An attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the logged in user via a crafted office file.

Affected Products

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 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 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

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS15-045

CVE References

CVE-2015-1696