Date Discovered April 10, 2012
Description The .NET Framework is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability.
Successful exploits may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the currently logged-in user. Failed attacks will cause denial-of-service conditions.
In a web hosting environment, attacker-supplied code will run with service account privileges associated with the application pool identity the malicious .NET application is running under.
- Avaya Aura Conferencing 6.0 Standard
- Avaya CallPilot 4.0
- Avaya CallPilot 5.0
- Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 3.0
- Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 4.0
- Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server
- Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server
- Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server
- Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server
- Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal
- Avaya Meeting Exchange 5.0
- Avaya Meeting Exchange 5.0 SP1
- Avaya Meeting Exchange 5.0 SP2
- Avaya Meeting Exchange 126.96.36.199.52
- Avaya Meeting Exchange 5.1
- Avaya Meeting Exchange 5.1 SP1
- Avaya Meeting Exchange 5.2
- Avaya Meeting Exchange 5.2 SP1
- Avaya Meeting Exchange 5.2 SP2
- Avaya Messaging Application Server 5
- Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.2
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 SP1
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 SP2
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 SP3
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP1
- Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2
- Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
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 successful exploits.
Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources. To reduce the likelihood of successful attacks never handle or open files from unknown sources.
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) will complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
The vendor has released updates and an advisory. Please see the references for details.
Credits Vitaliy Toropov, working with VeriSign iDefense Labs.
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