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Microsoft Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

September 10, 2013

Description

Microsoft Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. Successful exploits will allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the user running the application, which can compromise the application, and possibly, the computer.

Technologies Affected

  • Avaya CallPilot 4.0
  • Avaya CallPilot 4.0.1
  • Avaya CallPilot 5.0
  • Avaya CallPilot 5.0.1
  • Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 3.0
  • Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 3.0.1
  • Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 4.0
  • Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 4.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 5.2.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 5.2.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 5.2.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 5.2.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.2.1
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 4
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.2
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 1.1
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 2.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3

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.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.

Never accept files from untrusted or unknown sources, because they may be malicious in nature. Avoid opening email attachments from unknown or questionable sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

Attackers could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to visit a malicious website. Do not follow links provided by sources of questionable integrity.

Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.

Disable support for script code and active content within a client browser to reduce the chances of a successful exploit. Note that this mitigation tactic might adversely affect legitimate websites that rely on the execution of browser-based script code.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as non-executable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

Credits

G. Geshev, working with HP's Zero Day Initiative
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