Check Point Advisories

Update Protection against Microsoft Management Console (MMC) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS06-044)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2006-114
Date Published: 11 Oct 2006
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 03 May, 2007
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-044
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-3643
US-CERT VU#927548
Protection Provided by:
Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
Vulnerability Description Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is prone to a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability. MMC is an application that allows a user to perform administrative tasks, configure Windows services and more. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary commands on an affected system.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-044
Vulnerability DetailsThis cross-site scripting vulnerability is due to an input validation error in MMC. HTML files in the MMC library can be directly referenced by Internet Explorer. A remote attacker can exploit this issue by convincing a user to enter a specially crafted web page or open a malicious e-mail message or HTML file. A successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in arbitrary code execution on the target system.

Protection Overview

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