Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Journal.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Denial Of Service vulnerability in Windows Journal.
The vulnerability is caused by an error while the vulnerable software attempts to open a specially crafted jnt file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to cause a denial of service condition on the affected system.

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
Windows 10 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 10 for x64-based Systems

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash the vulnerable software.

Recommended Actions

Apply the latest update from the vendor.
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-098

CVE References

CVE-2015-2516