Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-016 - Important
Vulnerability in Microsoft Groove Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2494047)
This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Groove that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a legitimate Groove-related file that is located in the same network directory as a specially crafted library file. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.
This security update is rated Important for Microsoft Groove 2007 Service Pack 2. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
The update addresses this vulnerability by correcting the manner in which Microsoft Groove 2007 loads external libraries. 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. None
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.
|Microsoft Office Programs||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Bulletins Replaced by this Update|
|Microsoft Groove 2007 Service Pack 2|
|Remote Code Execution||Important||None|
|Office and Other Software|
|Microsoft Groove Server 2007|
|Microsoft Groove Server 2010|
|Microsoft SharePoint Workspace 2010|
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- HD Moore of Rapid 7 for reporting the Microsoft Groove Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability (CVE-2010-3146)
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- V1.0 (March 8, 2011): Bulletin published.