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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory For Snapshot Viewer ActiveX Control

July 14th, 2008 . by DarkFiber Consulting

Microsoft has released a Security Advisory to address a vulnerability in a Microsoft Access ActiveX control. By convincing a user to visit a specially crafted web page, a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. The Advisory also indicates that the vulnerability is being used in active, targeted attacks.

DarkFiber Consulting encourages users to review Microsoft Security Advisory 955179 and apply the workarounds to help mitigate the risks. Additional information regarding this issue can be found in the Vulnerability Notes Database.