MS07-004 Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution (929969)

Original Release Date: January 10, 2007
Last Revised: January 10, 2007
Number: ASA-2007-009
Risk Level: Low
Advisory Version: 1.0
Advisory Status: Final

1. Overview:

Microsoft issued a security bulletin which contained security advisory MS07-004. The advisory describes a remote code execution vulnerability in the Vector Markup Language (VML) implementation in Microsoft Windows. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted Web page or HTML e-mail that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visited the Web page or viewed the message. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2007-0024 to this issue. A description of the vulnerability can be found at:

Certain Avaya products utilize Microsoft Operating Systems and may be affected by this vulnerability.

2. Avaya System Products

Avaya system products include an Operating System with the product when it is delivered. The system products described below are delivered with a Microsoft Operating System. Actions to be taken with these products are also described below.

Product: Affected Version(s): Risk Level: Actions:
Avaya S8100 All Low See recommended actions below.
Avaya Messaging Application Server All Low See recommended actions below.

Recommended Actions:
Install security update MS07-004 as provided via Microsoft Windows Update.

3. Avaya Software-Only Products:

Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.

In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Microsoft Windows platform may be. For affected Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft recommends installing patches. Detailed instructions for patching the Operating System are given by Microsoft at the following link:

4. Software-Only Products:

Product: Software Version(s):
Avaya Agent Access All Versions
Avaya Basic Call Management System Reporting Desktop - server All Versions
Avaya Basic Call Management System Reporting Desktop - client All Versions
Avaya CMS Supervisor All Versions
Avaya Computer Telephony All Versions
Avaya Contact Center Express (ACCE) All Versions
Avaya CVLAN Client All Versions
Avaya Enterprise Manager All Versions
Avaya Integrated Management All Versions
Avaya Interaction Center (IC) All Versions
Avaya Interaction Center - Voice Quick Start All Versions
Avaya IP Agent All Versions
Avaya IP Softphone All Versions
Avaya Modular Messaging All Versions
Avaya Network Reporting All Versions
Avaya OctelAccess(r) Server All Versions
Avaya OctelDesignerTM All Versions
Avaya Operational Analyst All Versions
Avaya Outbound Contact Management All Versions
Avaya Speech Access All Versions
Avaya Unified Communication Center (UCC) All Versions
Avaya Unified Messenger (r) All Versions
Avaya Visual Messenger TM All Versions
Avaya Visual Vector Client All Versions
Avaya VPNmanagerTM Console All Versions
Avaya Web Messenger All Versions

Recommended Actions:
Avaya recommends that customers follow recommended actions supplied by Microsoft Windows or remove the affected package.

5. Additional Information:

Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.

6. Disclaimer:

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7. Revision History:

V 1.0 - January 10, 2007 - Initial Statement issued.

Send information regarding any discovered security problems with Avaya products to either the contact noted in the product's documentation or securityalerts@avaya.com.

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