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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft XML Core Services ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017157
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017157
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-5745   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 14 2006
Original Entry Date:  Nov 4 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4, XP SP2, 2003 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft XML Core Services. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in the XMLHTTP 4.0 or 6.0 ActiveX Controls and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Microsoft credits Robert Freeman of ISS and Dror Shalev and Moti Jospeh of Checkpoint with reporting this vulnerability.

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 the following fixes:

Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows (all versions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=24B7D141-6CDF-4FC4-A91B-6F18FE6921D4

Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 when installed on Windows (all versions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9AE7F4E9-8228-4098-AF71-49C35684C17E

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-071.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-071.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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