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Insecure Library Loading
Highly critical

Microsoft Office Groove Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2010-08-25    Last Update:  2011-03-08    Views:  6,259

Secunia Advisory SA41104

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Office Groove, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to the application loading libraries (e.g. GroovePerfmon.dll and mso.dll) in an insecure manner. This can be exploited to load arbitrary libraries by tricking a user into e.g. opening VCG or GTA files located on a remote WebDAV or SMB share.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 2007 (12.0.6421.1000). Other versions may also be affected.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Beenu Arora

The vendor also credits HD Moore, Rapid7.

Original Advisory:
MS11-016 (KB2494047):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS11-016.mspx

Deep Links:
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