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Category:   Application (Web Browser)  >   Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Internet Explorer Indeo Codec Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023301
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023301
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 8 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will launch the Indeo codec and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Paul Byrne of NGS Software, an anonymous researcher via TippingPoint, Bing Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, VeriSign iDefense Labs, and Dave Lenoe of Adobe reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (KB 954157) that disables the codec from launching.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/954157.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/954157.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:   Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 08 Dec 2009 21:22:46 +0000
Subject:  Microsoft Indeo Codec


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/954157.mspx


 
 


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