Finjan Blocks New Zero-Day Attack on Microsoft Video ActiveX Control

Farnborough, United Kingdom – July 2009 (Eskenzi PR) - Cybercriminals are targeting yet another vulnerability in Microsoft product - the Microsoft Video ActiveX Control. The zero-day vulnerability that was found can be exploited via a malformed Web page.

The attack, that was already spotted in the wild, enables remote code execution (RCE) on the targeted machine. By exploiting this vulnerability cybercriminals are inserting a data-stealing Trojan to the victim’s machine.

For more information about this zero-day attack and a snapshot of the actual code visit Finjan’s blog at:

Microsoft has just released an Advisory about this vulnerability:

Microsoft is currently working to develop a security update for Windows to address this vulnerability.

Web security products utilizing real-time code analysis technologies are the preferred solution to block such 0-day attacks. Yuval Ben-Itzhak, Finjan CTO explains, “Finjan customers are protected from this zero-day attack as Finjan’s Vital Security Web Gateway is able to detect the exploit and block the attack without prior knowledge of the specific technique.”

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