MS12-074 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2745030)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS12-074 - Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2745030)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution MS12-074
Vendor description This security update resolves five privately reported vulnerabilities in the .NET Framework. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces the user of a target system to use a malicious proxy auto configuration file and then injects code into the currently running application.
SophosLabs comments This is a cumulative fix for various vulnerabilities in .NET Framework. These vulnerabilities could lead to Escalation of Privilege, Information Disclosure or Remote Code Execution.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 13 Nov 2012
Affected software Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • Nov 13, 2012 - Initial analysis written

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  • LOW RISK - There is little chance of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • MEDIUM RISK - There is a possibility of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • HIGH RISK - There is a strong possibility of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • CRITICAL RISK - This vulnerability will almost certainly be actively exploited by malware.

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Affected Software:

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