Microsoft XMLHTTP ActiveX control code execution

ie-xml-http-request-handling (30004) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Internet Explorer could allow a remote attacker to execute code on a victim's system, caused by an unspecified vulnerability in the Microsoft XML Core Services XMLHTTP ActiveX control. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on a victim's system, if the attacker could persuade the victim to visit a Web page containing a malicious XMLHTTP ActiveX control.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 6.6
  Exploitability: Functional
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-071. See References.

References:

  • Internet Security Systems Protection Alert November 4, 2006: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML HTTP Request Handling.
  • Microsoft Security Advisory (927892): Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-071: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (928088).
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-042: Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (936227).
  • ASA-2006-253: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for November 2006 (MS06-66 - MS06-71)
  • BID-20915: Microsoft XML Core Service XMLHTTP ActiveX Control Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-5745: Unspecified vulnerability in the setRequestHeader method in the XMLHTTP (XML HTTP) ActiveX Control 4.0 in Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 on Windows, when accessed by Internet Explorer, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted arguments that lead to memory corruption, a different vulnerability than CVE-2006-4685. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
  • SA22687: Microsoft XMLHTTP ActiveX Control Code Execution Vulnerability
  • SECTRACK ID: 1017157: Microsoft XML Core Services ActiveX Control Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • US-CERT VU#585137: Microsoft XML Core Services XMLHTTP ActiveX control vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
  • Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0

Reported:

Nov 03, 2006

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