A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the MFC component that is provided with Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio
The Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC), is a Microsoft library that wraps parts of the Windows API in C++ classes. MFC is included in Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Windows.
Per Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-012, a memory corruption vulnerability exists in the MFC component that is provided with Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio. An attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a malformed embedded OLE object within a Rich Text Format (RTF) file.
A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user who is running Windows.
Do not run Windows with administrator privileges
Thanks to Microsoft for information that was used in this report. Microsoft in turn thanks Kostya Kortchinsky of Immunity, Inc. and Fabrice Desclaux from EADS Common Research Center.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
|Date First Published:||2007-02-14|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-09-19 17:40 UTC|