Microsoft Windows, Outlook, and Exchange Vulnerabilities

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Microsoft Windows, Outlook, and Exchange Vulnerabilities

I thought I would pass this security alert on. Seems like a lot of security problems this past few weeks. I am looking forward to more secure operating systems/software in the future.

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                     National Cyber Alert System

                 Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-010A


Microsoft Windows, Outlook, and Exchange Vulnerabilities

   Original release date: January 10, 2006
   Last revised: January 10, 2006
   Source: US-CERT


Systems Affected

     * Microsoft Windows
     * Microsoft Outlook
     * Microsoft Exchange

   For more complete information, refer to the Microsoft Security
   Bulletin Summary for January 2006.


Overview

   Microsoft has released updates that address critical vulnerabilities
   in Windows, Outlook, and Exchange. Exploitation of these
   vulnerabilities could allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to
   execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service on a vulnerable
   system.


I. Description

   Microsoft Security Bulletins for January 2006 address vulnerabilities
   in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, and Exchange. Further information is
   available in the following US-CERT Vulnerability Notes:

   VU#915930 - Microsoft embedded web font buffer overflow

   A heap-based buffer overflow in the way Microsoft Windows processes
   embedded web fonts may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to
   execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
   (CVE-2006-0010)

   VU#252146 - Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange TNEF decoding
   vulnerability

   Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Exchange contain an unspecified
   vulnerability in processing TNEF attachments. This may allow a remote,
   unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a system running
   the vulnerable software.
   (CVE-2006-0002)


II. Impact

   Exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote,
   unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges
   of the user. If the user is logged on with administrative privileges,
   the attacker could take complete control of an affected system. An
   attacker may also be able to cause a denial of service.


III. Solution

Apply Updates

   Microsoft has provided the updates for these vulnerabilities in the
   Security Bulletins and on the Microsoft Update site.

Workarounds

   Please see the US-CERT Vulnerability Notes in Appendix A for workarounds.


Appendix A. References

     * Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2006 -
       <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-jan.mspx>

     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#915930 -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/915930>

     * US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#252146 -
       <http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/252146>

     * CVE-2006-0002 -
       <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0002>

     * CAN-2006-0010 -
       <http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-0010>

     * Microsoft Update - <https://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate>

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   The most recent version of this document can be found at:

     <http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-010A.html>
 ____________________________________________________________________

   Feedback can be directed to US-CERT Technical Staff. Please send
   email to <cert@cert.org> with "TA06-010A Feedback VU#915930" in the
   subject.
 ____________________________________________________________________

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