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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0609 -- [Win]
Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits
16 June 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft Speech API
Operating System: Windows
Impact: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
CVE Names: ESB-2008-0956 CVE-2007-0675
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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Microsoft have released an update to correct a number of vulnerable
Active X Controls.
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." 
The second vulnerability is in a third party BackWeb component.
Apply the patches available from Microsoft. 
 Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits
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