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.
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 issue is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-020.
This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit JJ Reyes and Carsten Eiram of Secunia.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2007-04-10|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-04-11 17:28 UTC|