Operating System:

[Win]

Published:

14 November 2006

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2006.0837 -- [Win]
          MS06-068 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent Could Allow
                           Remote Code Execution
                             15 November 2006

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Microsoft Agent
Publisher:            Microsoft
Operating System:     Windows Server 2003
                      Windows XP
                      Windows 2000
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2006-3445

Original Bulletin:
  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-068.mspx

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MS06-068 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Affected Software: 
   - Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
   - Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
   - Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
   - Microsoft Windows Server 2003
   - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
   - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems
   - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 
     for Itanium-based Systems
   - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition

Full MS06-068 advisory:
   - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-068.mspx

Vulnerability Details

Microsoft Agent Memory Corruption Vulnerability:
CVE-2006-3445

  There is a remote code execution vulnerability in the way that Microsoft
  Agent handles specially crafted .ACF files. An attacker could exploit the
  vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page that could
  potentially allow remote code execution if a user viewed the Web page. An
  attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take
  complete control of an affected system.

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