Operating System:

[Win]

Published:

16 June 2008

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2008.0609 -- [Win]
              Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits
                               16 June 2008

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:              Microsoft Speech API
                      BackWeb
Publisher:            Microsoft
Operating System:     Windows
Impact:               Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            ESB-2008-0956 CVE-2007-0675

Original Bulletin:    
  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-032.mspx

Comment: The second vulnerability in the BackWeb component is packaged with
         the Logitech Desktop Messenger. Users of Logitech products may have
         this installed as part of their device installation.

Revision History:     June 16 2008: Added additional CVE Reference
                      June 12 2008: Initial Release

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OVERVIEW:

       Microsoft have released an update to correct a number of vulnerable
       Active X Controls.


IMPACT:

       Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may result in the
       remote execution of arbitrary code by viewing a specially crafted
       webpage using Internet Explorer.

       The first vulnerability is in the Microsoft Speech API. "The 
       vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a 
       specially crafted Web page using Internet Explorer and has the Speech 
       Recognition feature in Windows enabled." [1]

       The second vulnerability is in a third party BackWeb component.
       

MITIGATION:

       Apply the patches available from Microsoft. [1]


REFERENCES:

       [1] Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits
           http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-032.mspx
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