Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits
Description: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability that is currently being exploited. The vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted Web page with Internet Explorer, instantiating the ActiveX control. This ActiveX control was never intended to be instantiated in Internet Explorer. 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. The security update addresses the vulnerability by setting a kill bit so that the vulnerable control does not run in Internet Explorer.
Update type: None
Release date: July 14, 2009
Applies to: All versions
Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973346
- Microsoft Video ActiveX Control Vulnerability – CVE-2008-0015
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB973346.