Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-003 - Important

Vulnerabilities in System Center Operations Manager Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2748552)

Published: | Updated:

Version: 2.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft System Center Operations Manager. The vulnerabilities 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 convince 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 affected website.

This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Microsoft System Center Operations Manager accepts input. For more information about the vulnerabilities, 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. None

Affected and Non-Affected Software

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.

Affected Software 

SoftwareMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1[1]
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone
Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2[1][2]
Elevation of PrivilegeImportantNone

[1]This update is available from the Microsoft Download Center only.

[2]This update is cumulative and replaces previous cumulative updates for the specified software.

Non-Affected Software 

Microsoft System Center 2012 Operations Manager

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update

Vulnerability Information

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers

System Center Operations Manager Web Console XSS Vulnerability - CVE-2013-0009

System Center Operations Manager Web Console XSS Vulnerability - CVE-2013-0010

Update Information

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Security Update Deployment

Other Information


Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

  • Andy Yang of BAE Systems Detica for reporting the System Center Operations Manager Web Console XSS Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0010)

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please go to the active protections websites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.


How to obtain help and support for this security update


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  • V1.0 (January 8, 2013): Bulletin published.
  • V2.0 (March 12, 2013): Rereleased this bulletin to announce availability of an update for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 Service Pack 1. No other update packages are affected by this rerelease.