VRT Advisories


VRT Rules 2007-02-13

Sourcefire VRT Update

Date: 2007-02-13

Synopsis:

The Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) is aware of multiple vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft products.

Details:

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-005:
Step-by-Step Interactive Training contains a remotely exploitable vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability were released on September 29, 2005 and are identified as SIDs 4195 and 4196.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-008:
A vulnerability exists in the HTML Help ActiveX control that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability were released on August 9, 2006 and are identified as SIDs 7439 and 7440.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-009:
A vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) ActiveX control that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system.

A rule to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability was released on September 1, 2006 and is identified as SID 7866.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-016:
Multiple vulnerabilities exist in Internet Explorer that may allow a remote attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system. The problems lie in how Internet Explorer handles COM objects and how the application handles FTP server responses.

Rules to detect attacks targeting this vulnerability are included in this release and are identified as SIDs 10137 through 10155.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-014:
A vulnerability in Microsoft Word exists that may allow an attacker to execute code on an affected host using a specially crafted Word document.

Microsoft documents that exhibit vulnerable characteristics can be identified using the OfficeCat tool.

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-015:
Microsoft Excel contains a programming error that may allow an attacker to execute code on an affected host using a specially crafted Excel file.

Microsoft documents that exhibit vulnerable characteristics can be identified using the OfficeCat tool.

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Warning:

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