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Visual Studio 2005 Vulnerability And Exploit In-the-wild

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#1 harrywaldron


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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:43 AM

Microsoft has issued an advisory and offers workarounds and mitigation advice.

Visual Studio 2005 vulnerability and exploit in-the-wild

Microsoft Visual Studio WMI Object Broker ActiveX Control Code Execution

A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Visual Studio, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the WMI Object Broker ActiveX Control (WmiScriptUtils.dll). Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code when a user e.g. visits a malicious website using Internet Explorer. The vulnerability is reported in Microsoft Visual Studio 2005.

NOTE: The vulnerability is already being actively exploited.

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