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Microsoft Visual Studio Active Template Library COM Object Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

July 28, 2009

Description

Microsoft Visual Studio is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability in the Active Template Library (ATL). Remote attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running an application built against the affected library. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • HP HP ProLiant Support Pack 8.30
  • Microsoft DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 For Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 For Windows 95
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 For Windows 98
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 For Windows NT 4.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP3
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP4
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Microsoft MSWebDVD ActiveX Control
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 SP3
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 SP1
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 SP2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 SP1
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 5.5 SP2
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0
  • Microsoft Outlook Express 6.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Visio Viewer
  • Microsoft Visio Viewer SP2
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package SP1
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package SP1
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 64-bit Hosted Visual C++ Tools SP1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Architects
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Developers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Testers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows ATL Component
  • Microsoft Windows CE 6.0
  • Microsoft Windows Live Messenger
  • Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 14.0
  • Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 2009
  • Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 8.0
  • Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows Live Messenger 8.5
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 10.0
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 11
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 9.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Itanium SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Itanium SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition Release Candidate
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Beta
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP3
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 1002Rp
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 1005R
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 200I
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 201I
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 202I
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 600R
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 702T
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 703T
  • Nortel Networks Communication Control Toolkit
  • Nortel Networks Communication Control Toolkit 5.0
  • Nortel Networks Communication Control Toolkit 6.0
  • Nortel Networks Communication Control Toolkit 7.0
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center - TAPI Server
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Administration
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Administration CCMA 6.0
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Administration CCMA 7.0
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Express
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Manager Server
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Manager Server 6.0
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Manager Server 7.0
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Multimedia
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Multimedia & Outbound 6.0
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Multimedia & Outbound 7.0
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center NCC
  • Nortel Networks LinkPlexer 6.0
  • Nortel Networks Media Processing Server
  • Nortel Networks Media Processing Svr 100
  • Nortel Networks Media Processing Svr 1000 Rel 3.0
  • Nortel Networks Media Processing Svr 500 Rel 3.0
  • Nortel Networks Multimedia Comm Mas
  • Nortel Networks Self Service VoiceXML
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service - CCSS7
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service CCXML
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service MPS 100
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service MPS 1000
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service MPS 500
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Media Processing Server
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Peri Application
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Peri Workstation
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Speech Server
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service WVADS
  • Nortel Networks Symposium Agent
  • Nortel Networks Symposium Express Contact Center 4.2
  • Pardus Linux 2009
  • SuSE Novell Linux POS 9
  • SuSE Open-Enterprise-Server
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise 11
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP2
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP3
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP3
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
  • SuSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

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 requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from a successful exploit.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable stack and heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments) may complicate exploit attempts.
Updates are available. Please see the references for more information.

Credits

Ryan Smith of VeriSign iDefense Labs
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