Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-062 - Important
Vulnerability in System Center Configuration Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2741528)
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This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager. The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if a user visits an affected website by way of a specially crafted URL. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit such a website. Instead, an attacker would have to persuade users to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes users to the attacker's website.
This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that System Center Configuration Manager handles specially crafted requests. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.
Recommendation. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity.
Known Issues. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2741528 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when installing this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues. When currently known issues and recommended solutions pertain only to specific releases of this software, this article provides links to further articles.
The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
|Software||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Updates Replaced|
|Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 Service Pack 3|
|Elevation of Privilege||Important||None|
|Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 Service Pack 2|
|Elevation of Privilege||Important||None|
This update is available from the Microsoft Download Center only.
|Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager|
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Andy Yang of Stratsec for reporting the Reflected XSS Vulnerability (CVE-2012-2536)
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- V1.0 (September 11, 2012): Bulletin published.
- V1.1 (September 12, 2012): Removed Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 from the Non-Affected Software table and added a bulletin FAQ that addresses the issue. Also added a bulletin FAQ to address the server roles that require this update. These are bulletin changes only. There were no changes to detection logic or security update files.
- V1.2 (November 13, 2012): Revised bulletin to rerelease the KB2721642 update for System Center Configuration Manager 2007. Customers who have successfully installed only the KB2721642 EN (English) version of the update do not need to take any action.