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Secunia Security Advisory 51497

Secunia Security Advisory 51497
Posted Dec 11, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 51497

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The final version of the CSI 6.0 has been released.
Find out why this is not just another Patch Management solution: http://secunia.com/blog/325/

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TITLE:
Microsoft Windows DirectPlay Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA51497

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/51497/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=51497

RELEASE DATE:
2012-12-11

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/51497/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/51497/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=51497

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be
exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the DirectPlay
component of the DirectX functionality and can be exploited to cause
a heap-based buffer overflow.

Successful exploitation may allow execution of arbitrary code, but
requires tricking a user into opening a malicious office document.

SOLUTION:
Apply patches.

Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits Aniway via iDefense Labs.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
MS12-082 (KB2770660):
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-082

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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