Patch Tuesday Analysis for January 2011
Just 2 Bulletins today both affecting workstations.
MS11-001 addresses a vulnerability in Windows Backup Manager only on Vista workstations. It is publicly disclosed and proof-of-concepts have been made public. To exploit this on the Internet, a user would have to be convinced that backing up on to the attacker's site is OK. But you know losers - ahem - users!
MS11-002 is about 2 vulnerabilities with MDAC or WDAC (Data Access Components). We recommend giving first attention to this as it involves all supported versions of Windows and MDAC/WDAC. In the default Windows configuration with no third-party ODBC applications workstations are safe from the first vulnerability. For the second vulnerability as a workaround you can disable the ADO DLL but this will break MDAC.
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|System Types Affected||Exploit|
/ Being exploited?
|MS severity rating||Products Affected||Notes||Randy's recommendation|
|Arbitrary code |
|No/No||No||Critical ||XP |
MS Data Access Components
Server 2008 R2
| ||Patch after testing|
|Arbitrary code |
/ Backup Manager
|Workstations ||Yes/No||No||Important ||Vista || ||Patch after testing|
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