Microsoft Lync vulnerability could allow remote code execution
Report ID: MS201305005
Date Published: 15 May 2013
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote
Microsoft Communicator 2007 R2
Microsoft Lync 2010
Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
Microsoft Lync Server 2013
A vulnerability in Microsoft Lync could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code and take control of an affected system.
Microsoft has issued a security update for Lync to address a vulnerability that could be exploited by an attacker to execute arbitrary code and take control of an affected system. The vulnerability was caused by memory corruption condition resulting from an attempt to access a deleted object in memory.
This issue has been resolved through the latest security update which introduces a modification in the way that Lync and Communicator clients handle objects in memory. Users are recommended to install this latest update to protect their system from possible exploit attempts.
Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-041)
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