[NT] Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (MS08-032)



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Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (MS08-032)
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SUMMARY

This security update resolves a publicly reported vulnerability for the
Microsoft Speech API. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution
if a user viewed a specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer and
has the Speech Recognition feature in Windows enabled. Users whose
accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be
less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. This
update also includes a kill bit for software produced by BackWeb.

The security update is rated Moderate for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service
Pack 4; all supported editions of Windows XP; and all editions of the
original release version of Windows Vista. However, the kill bit
deployment also includes Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

For all other supported versions of Windows, this security update is rated
Low. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected
Software, in this section.

DETAILS

Affected Software:
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CEDFD988-232C-4CBA-AC65-BEB54B8946E0> Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 - Remote Code Execution - Moderate - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2D8957C2-E473-4DCA-8D68-19FDAEA36E26> Windows XP Service Pack 2 - Remote Code Execution - Moderate - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2D8957C2-E473-4DCA-8D68-19FDAEA36E26> Windows XP Service Pack 3 - Remote Code Execution - Moderate - None
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2D8957C2-E473-4DCA-8D68-19FDAEA36E26http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=62874096-7D17-4116-9795-4756E2FB6DAE> Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 - Remote Code Execution - Moderate - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DADEAD99-09CB-4F2B-850D-E98A627CB9F8> Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 - Remote Code Execution - Low - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=84F9B533-B0CB-46D1-B4A8-5C9469ABBD22> Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 - Remote Code Execution - Low - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AC35CE19-D761-4529-9F55-1E1B5B2447AD> Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems - Remote Code Execution - Low - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4AF6575E-B061-45A6-B3D8-ECB32D76B2D3> Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1 - Remote Code Execution - Moderate - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=67576ACB-9CB6-4C76-9A72-DC5E5556B658> Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 - Remote Code Execution - Moderate - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8A507FBA-8C93-4952-91E4-98E9E7AFFBD2> Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems* - Remote Code Execution - Low - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1A11499D-A008-407F-9084-A5189FA27015> Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems* - Remote Code Execution - Low - MS08-023
*
<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=59B1689C-E723-4D87-973E-4BEAC107A6F7> Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems - Remote Code Execution - Low - MS08-023

*For supported editions of Windows Server 2008, the same severity rating
applies whether or not installed using the Server Core installation
option. For more information on this installation option, see Server Core.
Note that the Server Core installation option does not apply to certain
editions of Windows Server 2008; see Compare Server Core Installation
Options.

Note for Affected Software Microsoft does not rate the severity of third
party controls for which this update sets a kill bit. However, the kill
bit will be deployed across all platforms, including a platform which is
not affected by a vulnerability in Microsoft software. See also the
subsection, Third Party Kill Bits, in this section.

Speech API Vulnerability - CVE-2007-0675
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Speech Components
sapi.dll. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a
specially crafted Web page. When a user views the Web page, the
vulnerability could allow remote code execution. The user must have the
Speech Recognition feature in Windows enabled. An attacker who
successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights
as the logged on user.

This control was never intended to be instantiated in Internet Explorer.

CVE Information:
<http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-0675>
CVE-2007-0675


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The information has been provided by Microsoft Product Security.
The original article can be found at:
<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-032.mspx>
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-032.mspx



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