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VULNERABILITIES - June 12, 2005

by Donna Buenaventura / June 11, 2005 5:44 PM PDT

Internet Explorer Lets Remote Users Obfuscate Scripting Code

Pascal Vyncke reported a vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE). A remote user can obfuscate scripting code.

The IE browser does not properly process certain javascript scripting code. A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user will execute scripting code but will not display the scripting code via the View Source function. Instead of displaying the original HTML scripting code, IE will display the scripting results in the View Source window.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

http://research.seniorennet.be/Techresearch/Javascript_security_flaw_bug_ie_6/exploit_javascript_ie_6_bug.htm

The vendor was notified on June 7, 2005.

Impact: A remote user can cause scripting code to be obfuscated.

Solution: No solution was available at the time of this entry.

http://securitytracker.com/alerts/2005/Jun/1014174.html

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Zone Labs Security Advisory
by Donna Buenaventura / June 11, 2005 6:00 PM PDT

Zone Labs users began reporting True Vector-related crashes across its ZoneAlarm firewall and security suite product line late this afternoon, June 9th at approx. 5:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Zone Labs quickly replicated the issue in the company’s security lab, identified the cause and resolved it within 5 hours.

The problem was related to an update to our Program Advisory service issued at 4:00 p.m. PDT. As soon as the issue was confirmed, Zone Labs rolled back the Program Advisory update and cleared its Internet-based update delivery system, which restored full functionality to users immediately.

Customers should be assured that Zone Labs is committed to providing a seamless, advanced Internet security solution and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Contact: Zone Labs customers who are concerned about information contained in this advisory or have additional technical questions may reach our Technical Support team at: http://www.zonelabs.com/support/. To report security issues with Zone Labs products contact security@zonelabs.com.

Source: download.zonelabs.com/bin/free/securityAlert/24.html

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Symantec pcAnywhere Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
by Marianna Schmudlach / June 12, 2005 12:31 AM PDT

TITLE:
Symantec pcAnywhere Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA15673

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/15673/

CRITICAL:
Less critical

IMPACT:
Privilege escalation

WHERE:
Local system

SOFTWARE:
Symantec pcAnywhere 9.x
http://secunia.com/product/592/
Symantec pcAnywhere 11.x
http://secunia.com/product/2539/
Symantec pcAnywhere 10.x
http://secunia.com/product/169/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in pcAnywhere, which can be
exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to a design error making it possible
for a non-privileged, local user to gain SYSTEM privileges by
manipulating the "Caller Properties" feature to run arbitrary
commands when the system is restarted.

Successful exploitation requires that the program has been configured
to run as a service ("Launch with Windows" setting enabled).

SOLUTION:
Update to version 11.5 or apply patch.

Patch for consumer versions:
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/files/pca/index.html

Patch for enterprise versions:
http://www.symantec.com/techsupp/enterprise/products/spca/files.html

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Symantec:
http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/security/Content/2005.06.10.html

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