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Microsoft Xmlhttp Activex Control Code Execution Vulnerability

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Secunia reports this as extremely critical.

 

Read more here at: http://secunia.com/advisories/22687/

 

Description:

A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft XML Core Services, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a users system.

 

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the XMLHTTP 4.0 ActiveX Control.

 

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a user e.g. visits a malicious website using Internet Explorer.

 

NOTE: The vulnerability is already being actively exploited.

 

Solution:

Microsoft has recommended various workarounds including setting the kill-bit for the affected ActiveX control (see the vendor's advisory for details).

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