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Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 11:03:24 -0800
Subject: ZDI-06-047: Microsoft Visual Studio
 WmiScriptUtils.dll Cross-Zone Scripting Vulnerability

ZDI-06-047: Microsoft Visual Studio WmiScriptUtils.dll Cross-Zone
            Scripting Vulnerability
December 12, 2006

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendor:

-- Affected Products:
Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Developers
Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Architects
Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Testers

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since November  6, 2006 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 4838. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: 

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. Successful
exploitation requires that the target user browse to a malicious web

The specific flaw exists in the Microsoft
WMIScriptUtils.WMIObjectBroker2 ActiveX control which is bundled with
Visual Studio 2005. An attacker can utilize this control to bypass
Internet zone security restrictions and instantiate other dangerous
objects that can be leveraged to result in arbitrary code execution.

-- Vendor Response:
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2006.06.15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.11.06 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2006.12.12 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher.

-- About the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI):
Established by TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, The Zero Day Initiative
(ZDI) represents a best-of-breed model for rewarding security
researchers for responsibly disclosing discovered vulnerabilities.

Researchers interested in getting paid for their security research
through the ZDI can find more information and sign-up at:

The ZDI is unique in how the acquired vulnerability information is used.
3Com does not re-sell the vulnerability details or any exploit code.
Instead, upon notifying the affected product vendor, 3Com provides its
customers with zero day protection through its intrusion prevention
technology. Explicit details regarding the specifics of the
vulnerability are not exposed to any parties until an official vendor
patch is publicly available. Furthermore, with the altruistic aim of
helping to secure a broader user base, 3Com provides this vulnerability
information confidentially to security vendors (including competitors)
who have a vulnerability protection or mitigation product.

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