MS14-008 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2927022)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS14-008 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Forefront Protection for Exchange Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2927022)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level High
Solution MS14-008
Vendor description This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Forefront. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted email message is scanned.
SophosLabs comments Although this vulnerability was privately reported and no exploits have been seen as yet, this vulnerability if exploited can lead to remote code execution. SophosLabs actively encourages users to apply this patch as soon as it is available.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 11 Feb 2014
Affected software Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • February 11, 2014 - Initial Revision Written

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