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Secunia Security Advisory 40983

Secunia Security Advisory 40983
Posted Sep 13, 2010
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been discovered in Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 40983

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Windows Applications Insecure Library Loading

The Official, Verified Secunia List:
http://secunia.com/advisories/windows_insecure_library_loading/

The list is continuously updated as we confirm the vulnerability reports so check back regularly too see if any of your apps are affected.


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TITLE:
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Insecure Library Loading
Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA40983

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/40983/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=40983

RELEASE DATE:
2010-09-13

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/40983/#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/40983/

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

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=40983

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 discovered in Microsoft Visual C++
Redistributable, which can be exploited by malicious people to
compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability is caused due certain MFC libraries loading other
libraries in an insecure manner (e.g. mfc90u.dll when loading
dwmapi.dll). This can be exploited to load arbitrary libraries by
tricking a user into opening a file located on a remote WebDAV or SMB
share in an application linking against the vulnerable MFC libraries.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

The vulnerability is confirmed in version 9.0.30729.4148. Other
versions may also be affected.

SOLUTION:
Do not open untrusted files.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Reported by various people in a number of applications bundling
vulnerable versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/products/corporate/EVM/

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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.

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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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