Rohit from Tippingpoint adviced us that he is seeing a large number of attacks from Russia using an un-patched vulnerability in the WMIObjectBroker ActiveX control. He is seeing it used as part of a drive-by download. Typically, the Trojan "Galopoper.A" is load.
There is no patch available at this point. Tippingpoint and the Bleedingthreats projects have signatures available to detect this attack. Rohit mentioned that there is a metasploit module for this vulnerability.
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Nov 8th 2006
1 decade ago