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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Gadgets Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Bugs in the Contacts, Feed Headlines, and Weather Gadgets Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1018566
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1018566
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3032, CVE-2007-3033, CVE-2007-3891   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 15 2007
Original Entry Date:  Aug 14 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Windows Gadgets. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted contacts that, when imported by the target user, will trigger a validation error in the Contacts Gadget and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2007-3032]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can send a specially crafted RSS feed post to a subscribed target user to trigger a validation error in the Feed Headlines Gadget and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2007-3033]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user. The vendor was notified on March 21, 2007.

A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML link that, when viewed by the target user via the Weather Gadget, will trigger a validation error in the Weather Gadget and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2007-3891]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Aviv Raff of Finjan reported Windows Vista Contacts Gadget vulnerability. Joshua J. Drake of iDefense Labs reported the Windows Vista Feed Headlines Gadget vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Windows Vista:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=49a5bd84-da71-4529-b4d3-ac57dab59e01

Windows Vista x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=24443f59-b908-480b-9b72-7094d4b5e128

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-048.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-048.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Tue, 14 Aug 2007 14:33:20 -0400
Subject:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-048 - Important: Vulnerabilities in Windows Gadgets Could Allow Remote Code Execution (938123)


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-048.mspx

CVE-2007-3032
CVE-2007-3033
CVE-2007-3891
 
 


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