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MS Advisory (2719615) - Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution
CVE ID
CVE-2012-1889
Severity
High

Description


Microsoft reports a vulnerability that exists in several versions of Microsoft XML Core Services. The vulnerability exists when MSXML attempts to access an object in memory that is not present. Attackers who attempt to exploit the said vulnerability must lure potential targets to view a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. Typically, attackers may use social engineering lures to get users to click on a link contained in an email or an instant message. Attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability may execute code on the affected system.




Note that Microsoft specifies that Internet Explorer on the following Windows operating systems successfully mitigates this vulnerability:

  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2

Solution

Trend Micro Deep Security shields customers from this vulnerability using the specified rule below. Trend Micro customers using OfficeScan with the Intrusion Defense Firewall plugin are also protected from attacks using this vulnerability.

MS Bulletin ID Vulnerability ID DPI Rule Number DPI Rule Name Release Date IDF Compatibility
CVE-2012-1889 1005061 Microsoft Internet XML Core Services Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (CVE-2012-1889) 12-Jun-12 YES

Patch: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/2719615
Affected software and version:

Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows XP Service Pack 3)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows XP Service Pack 3)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows XP Service Pack 3)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Vista Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Vista Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Vista Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack )
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack )
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack )
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows 7 for x64-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows 7 for x64-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows 7 for x64-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 (Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 Server Core Installation)
Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 (Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3)
Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 (Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2)
Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 (Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3)


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