December 11, 2007
Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because it fails to properly validate digital signatures.
Successfully exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary machine code in the context of logged-in users. This facilitates the remote compromise of affected computers.
- HP Storage Management Appliance 2.1
- HP Storage Management Appliance I
- HP Storage Management Appliance II
- HP Storage Management Appliance III
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows Vista Business
- Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
- Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
- Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from a successful exploit.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Running all applications with the least amount of privileges possible can reduce the impact of a successful exploit.
Microsoft has released an advisory along with fixes to address this issue. Please see the references for more information.
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