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computer vulnerability note CVE-2006-0012

Windows, IE: code execution via a COM object

Synthesis of the vulnerability

An attacker can create a HTML page leading to code execution via a COM object.
Impacted systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP.
Severity of this alert: 4/4.
Consequences of an intrusion: user access/rights.
Pirate's origin: internet server.
Creation date: 12/04/2006.
Références of this alert: BID-17453, BID-17464, CERTA-2006-AVI-148, CVE-2006-0012, MS06-015, VIGILANCE-VUL-5759, VU#641460.

Description of the vulnerability

The COM technology is used to create modular programs.

An attacker can invite user to visit a web site whose source code forces explorer to connect to a remote file server. Attacker can have stored there files or directories calling COM objects. Code can then be run without alerting user.

This vulnerability therefore permits a remote attacker to run code.
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