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Microsoft Visual Studio WMI Object Broker ActiveX Control Code Execution

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Release Date:  2006-11-01    Last Update:  2006-12-12    Views:  37,298

Secunia Advisory SA22603

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Visual Studio, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the validation of controls instantiated by WMI Object Broker ActiveX control (WmiScriptUtils.dll).

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a user e.g. visits a malicious website using Internet Explorer.

NOTE: The vulnerability is already being actively exploited.


Solution:
Apply patch.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Discovered as a 0-day.
Sample exploit provided by Michal Bucko (sapheal), hack.pl.

Also discovered by an anonymous person and reported via ZDI.

Original Advisory:
MS06-073 (KB925674):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-073.mspx

Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/927709.mspx

ZDI:
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-06-047.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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