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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Visual Studio Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Visual Studio Input Validation Hole Permits Cross-Site Scripting Attacks
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025903
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025903
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-1976   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 9 2011
Impact:   Disclosure of authentication information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2005 SP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Report Viewer. A remote user can conduct cross-site scripting attacks.

The Report Viewer control does not properly filter HTML code from user-supplied input before displaying the input. A remote user can cause arbitrary scripting code to be executed by the target user's browser. The code will be able to access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with the target site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.

Adam Bixby of Gotham Digital Science reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access the target user's cookies (including authentication cookies), if any, associated with a target site, access data recently submitted by the target user via web form to the site, or take actions on the site acting as the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=59231988-5413-4238-a3aa-32a127871430

Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=28bf2ae0-9e21-4201-b7f1-a207abc2866f

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-067.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms11-067.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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