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Microsoft Windows Bluetooth Stack 'bthport.sys' Driver Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

July 12, 2011

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM-level privileges. Successful exploits will completely compromise affected computers.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Sp1 X32
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium - Sp1 X64
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 7 XP Mode
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for Itanium-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • 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 Enterprise 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition SP2
  • 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 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 Ultimate 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition SP2

Recommendations

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 may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Disallow unstrusted users from being in proximity of computers running affected applications.

Allow only trusted individuals to be within close proximity of the affected device.
The vendor has released an advisory and fixes. Please see the references for more information.

Credits

Microsoft
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