Vulnerability

(MS13-045) Vulnerability in Windows Essentials Could Allow Information Disclosure (2813707)

Publish date: May 17, 2013

CVE-2013-0096

SEVERITY

MEDIUM

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DESCRIPTION

This security update resolves a vulnerability in Windows Essentials. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user opens Windows Writer using a maliciously crafted URL. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could override Windows Writer proxy settings and overwrite files accessible to the user on the target system. In a web-based attack scenario, a website could contain a specially crafted link that is used to exploit this vulnerability. An attacker would have to convince users to visit the website and open the specially crafted link.

SOLUTION

AFFECTED SOFTWARE AND VERSION

  • Windows Essentials 2012
  • Windows Essentials 2011

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