Microsoft Agent fails to properly handle specially crafted URLs, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system
Microsoft Agent is software that provides animated characters to enhance interaction with computer systems. Microsoft Agent comes with Microsoft Windows systems. Microsoft Agent functionality is exposed as an ActiveX control that can be used by web pages. Microsoft Agent fails to properly handle specially crafted URLs, which can result in memory corruption.
According to public reports, exploit code is availabe for this vulnerability.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message or attachment), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause the web browser to crash.
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This vulnerability was publicly disclosed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-051. Microsoft in turn credits the Vulnerability Research team of Assurent Secure Technologies, Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks, and An anonymous researcher working with VeriSign iDefense VCP.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2007-09-11|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-09-14 13:56 UTC|