The Windows Vista Contacts gadget contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute code.
From Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-048:
Gadgets are mini-applications designed to provide the user with information or utilities. Windows Vista treats gadgets similar to the way Windows Vista treats other executable code. Gadgets are written using HTML and script, but this HTML is not located on an arbitrary remote server as web pages are. HTML content in the Gadget is downloaded first as part of a package of resources and configuration files and then executed from the local computer. This download process is similar to applications (.exe files) downloaded from the Internet.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code, or create a denial-of-service condition.
Thanks to Microsoft for information that was used in this report. Microsoft credits Aviv Raff of Finjan for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
|Date First Published:||2007-08-15|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-08-15 20:16 UTC|