Intrusion Prevention

Windows.Journal.Object.Use.After.Free

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
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8.1
Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows 10

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/MS16-013

CVE References

CVE-2016-0038