Monday, July 07, 2008

Access Security Alert: Snapshot Control

Microsoft has today posted Security Advisory 955179, which contains information regarding active targeted attacks using a vulnerability in the Snapshot Viewer Active-X control in Access 2000, Access 2002 and Access 2003.

Currently only manual workarounds are included in the Advisory. Although these workarounds
help block known attack vectors, the underlying vulnerability is not corrected.

MS says attacks appear to be targeted and not widespread.