Alert: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-013 - Vulnerability in the DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control Could Allow Remote Code Execution (891781)

From: Russ Cooper (Russ.Cooper_at_TRUSECURE.CA)
Date: 02/08/05

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    Date:         Tue, 8 Feb 2005 13:33:07 -0500
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    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-013:
    Vulnerability in the DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control Could Allow Remote Code Execution (891781)

    Bulletin URL:
    <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS05-013.mspx>

    Version Number: 1.0
    Issued Date: Tuesday, February 08, 2005
    Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution
    Maximum Severity Rating: Critical
    Patch(es) Replaced: None
    Caveats: Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 891781 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when they install this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 891781.

    Tested Software:
    Affected Software:
    ------------------
    * Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    <http://tinyurl.com/5z3qp>
    * Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    <http://tinyurl.com/47bg7>
    * Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1 (Itanium)
    <http://tinyurl.com/5wn89>
    * Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 (Itanium)
    <http://tinyurl.com/3m3mr>
    * Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    <http://tinyurl.com/5efet>
    * Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME) - Review the FAQ section of this bulletin for details about these operating systems. Windows Server 2003 (all versions)
    <http://tinyurl.com/3m3mr>

    Technical Description:
    ----------------------
    * DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control Cross Domain Vulnerability - CAN-2004-1319: A cross-domain vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Dynamic HTML (DHTML) Editing Component ActiveX control that could allow information disclosure or remote code execution on an affected system. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a malicious Web page that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visited that page. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.

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    Russ - Senior Scientist - TruSecure Corporation/NTBugtraq Editor

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