Qualys Vulnerability R&D Lab has released new vulnerability checks in the Qualys Cloud Platform to protect organizations against 5 vulnerabilities that were fixed in 2 bulletins announced today by Microsoft. Customers can immediately audit their networks for these and other new vulnerabilities by accessing their Qualys subscription. Visit our blog to see how to prioritize remediation.
Microsoft has released 2 security bulletins to fix newly discovered flaws in their software. Qualys has released the following checks for these new vulnerabilities:
File Download Dialog Manipulation Vulnerability - CAN-2005-2829
HTTPS Proxy Vulnerability - CAN-2005-2830
COM Object Instantiation Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CAN-2005-2831
Mismatched Document Object Model Objects Memory Corruption Vulnerability - CAN-2005-1790
Public exploits are available for some of these vulnerabilities.
Windows XP Embedded Systems:- For additional information regarding security updates for embedded systems, refer to the following MSDN blog(s):
February Security Updates are Available (KB905915)
Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 :
Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 :
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 :
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 :
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium based Systems :
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition :
Internet Explorer 6 for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition :
Refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-054 for further details.
An attacker must have valid logon credentials and be able to log on locally to exploit this vulnerability. The vulnerability could not be exploited remotely or by anonymous users.
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 :
Refer to Micrsoft Security Bulletin MS05-055 for further details.
These new vulnerability checks are included in Qualys vulnerability signature 1.13.12-4. Each Qualys account is automatically updated with the latest vulnerability signatures as they become available. To view the vulnerability signature version in your account, from the Qualys Help menu, select the About tab.
To perform a selective vulnerability scan, configure a scan profile to use the following options:
In addition, prior to running a scan for these new vulnerabilities, you can estimate your exposure to these new threats by running the Risk Analysis Report, available from the Qualys Vulnerability Management Reports tab.
For more information, customers may contact Qualys Technical Support.
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