Microsoft Windows memory corruption

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A vulnerability classified as very critical has been found in Microsoft Windows (Operating System) (the affected version unknown). This affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Untrusted search path vulnerability in Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory, as demonstrated by a directory that contains a .eml or .wcinv file, aka "Windows Mail Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability."

The weakness was released 11/08/2011 as MS11-085 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2011-2016 since 05/09/2011. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available. The pricing for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 11/26/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 56738 (MS11-085: Vulnerability in Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2620704)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins.

Applying the patch MS11-085 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 10702.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (70948), Vulnerability Center (SBV-33759) and Tenable (56738).





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 56738
Nessus Name: MS11-085: Vulnerability in Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2620704)
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OpenVAS ID: 902486
OpenVAS Name: Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (2620704)
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Advisory: MS11-085
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2011-2016 (🔍)

X-Force: 70948
Vulnerability Center: 33759 - [MS11-085] Microsoft Windows Mail and Meeting Space Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 50507 - Windows Mail and Windows Meeting Space DLL Loading Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability


Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 11/26/2021 07:59 AM
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