Vulnerability

(MS14-027) Vulnerability in Windows Shell Handler Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2962488)

Publish date: May 16, 2014

CVE-2014-1807

SEVERITY

HIGH

//  ADVISORY DATE

16 MAY 2014


DESCRIPTION

This security update addresses a vulnerability in the way Windows Shell handles file associations. An attacker may only be able to successfully exploit this vulnerability if the attacker is able to log on to the vulnerable system. When a vulnerable computer is successfully exploited, an attacker can change privileges on the vulnerable computer.

SOLUTION

AFFECTED SOFTWARE AND VERSION

  • 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 Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
  • Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
  • Windows 8.1 for x64-based Systems
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows RT
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2003 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 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 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 2012 (Server Core installation)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core installation)

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