MS12-060 - Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2720573)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS12-060 - Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2720573)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution MS12-060
Vendor description This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Windows common controls. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visits a website containing specially crafted content designed to exploit the vulnerability. In all cases, however, an attacker would have no way to force users to visit such a website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes them to the attacker's website. The malicious file could be sent as an email attachment as well, but the attacker would have to convince the user to open the attachment in order to exploit the vulnerability.
SophosLabs comments This vulnerability occurs when an ActiveX control (in particular, the TabStrip Control that is present in the default Windows common controls library) is deliberately corrupted in such a way as to allow execution of arbitrary code. As this vulnerability was publicly disclosed and also due to the fact that this control is a shared component across multiple Microsoft products, and is present in various Microsoft Server default installations, Sophos strongly recommends that the update be applied as soon as it is available.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 14 Aug 2012
Affected software Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit Editions)
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 3
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 3
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Commerce Server 2009
Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 R2
Microsoft Host Integration Server 2004 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2
Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • August 14, 2012 - Initial analysis written

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