Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-027 - Critical

Vulnerability in Windows Common Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2664258)

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Version: 2.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately disclosed vulnerability in Windows common controls. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visits a website containing specially crafted content designed to exploit the vulnerability. In all cases, however, 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 them to the attacker's website. The malicious file could be sent as an email attachment as well, but the attacker would have to convince the user to open the attachment in order to exploit the vulnerability.

This security update is rated Critical for all supported Microsoft software that included the Windows common controls in their default installations. This includes all supported editions of Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007; Microsoft Office 2010 (except x64-based editions); Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services, Microsoft SQL Server 2000 (except Itanium-based editions), Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (except Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition, but including Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services), Microsoft SQL Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002, Microsoft Commerce Server 2002, Microsoft Commerce Server 2007, Microsoft Commerce Server 2009, Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 R2, Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0, Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0, and Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by disabling the vulnerable version of the Windows common controls and replacing it with a new version that does not contain the vulnerability. 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. Customers can configure automatic updating to check online for updates from Microsoft Update by using the Microsoft Update service. Customers who have automatic updating enabled and configured to check online for updates from Microsoft Update typically will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates from Microsoft Update and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating in supported editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871. For information about automatic updating in supported editions of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2, see Understanding Windows automatic updating.

For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately using update management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.

See also the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, later in this bulletin.

Known Issues. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2664258 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when installing this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues.

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, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software

Microsoft Office Suites and Software

Office SoftwareMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Microsoft Office Suites and Components
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
(Windows common controls)
(KB2597112)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3
(Windows common controls)
(KB2597112)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions)
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598039)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598039)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone

Microsoft SQL Server Software

GDR Software UpdatesQFE Software UpdatesMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4
(KB983808)
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4
(KB983809)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB960082 in MS09-004 replaced by KB983808.

 

KB960083 in MS09-004 replaced by KB983809

Microsoft SQL Server Components

Microsoft SQL ServerComponentMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services Service Pack 4
(KB983807)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 4[1]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2597112)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 4[1]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2597112)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 4[1]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2597112)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 4[1]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2597112)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 3[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 3[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 3[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for 32-bit Systems[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1[2]
(Windows common controls)
(KB2598041)
Not applicableRemote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
[1]This update is the same as the update for Microsoft Office 2003
[2]This update is the same as the update for Microsoft Office 2007

Other Microsoft Server Software
Server SoftwareMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Microsoft BizTalk Server
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 Service Pack 1
(KB2645025)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Commerce Server
Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 Service Pack 4
(KB2658674)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Commerce Server 2007 Service Pack 2
(KB2658677)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Commerce Server 2009
(KB2655547)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Commerce Server 2009 R2
(KB2658676)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone

Microsoft Developer Tools and Software

SoftwareMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Microsoft Visual FoxPro
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1
(KB2647488)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2
(KB2647490)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Visual Basic
Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime
(KB2641426)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone

Non-Affected Software 

Office and Other Software
Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Itanium Edition Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services Service Pack 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000) Service Pack 4
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition Service Pack 4
SQL Server Management Studio Express (SSMSE) 2005
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Management Studio
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006
Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009
Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0
Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0 Service Pack 4

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update

Vulnerability Information

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers

MSCOMCTL.OCX RCE Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0158

Update Information

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Security Update Deployment

Other Information

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 visit the active protections websites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Support

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (April 10, 2012): Bulletin published.
  • V2.0 (April 26, 2012): Added Service Pack 1 versions of SQL Server 2008 R2 to the Affected Software and added an entry to the update FAQ to explain which SQL Server 2000 update to use based on version ranges. These are informational changes only. There were no changes to the security update files or detection logic. For a complete list of changes, see the entry to the section, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update.