Microsoft Internet Explorer Unspecified SharePoint Portal Services Log Sink ActiveX Vulnerability

ID SMNTC-14515
Type symantec
Reporter Symantec Security Response
Modified 2005-08-09T00:00:00



Microsoft Internet Explorer is prone to an unspecified vulnerability in the SharePoint Portal Service Log Sink ActiveX control. The vendor has not released any further information about this vulnerability other than to state the "kill bit" has been set on unsupported versions of the control. This issue may be related to BID 12646.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP3
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP4
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 do not use


Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
All non-administrative activities should be performed as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights. This will limit the impact of vulnerabilities that may be exploited through Internet Explorer.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Users should be wary of visiting Web sites of questionable integrity, especially if solicited to do so by an unfamiliar or untrusted source through email or other means.

Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.
Internet Explorer security settings may be used to disable execution of client-side scripting and Active Content in the Internet Zone. This may limit exposure to this and other latent vulnerabilities in the browser.

Microsoft has released fixes to address supported versions of the software. Fixes for Internet Explorer on Windows 98/98SE/ME may be obtained through Windows Update. Microsoft has updated the security bulletin for this issue to reflect the availability of updated fixes. This is due to an issue with Systems Management Server (SMS) and the original fixes. Users who updated using Automatic Update, Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) do not need to re-apply the fixes.