Vulnerability in OLE and COM Could Allow Remote Code Execution

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eddie5659

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Hiya

This one has two vulnerabilities:

A privilege elevation vulnerability exists in the way that the affected operating systems and programs access memory when they process COM structured storage files. This vulnerability could allow a logged on user to take complete control of the system


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in OLE because of the way that it handles input validation. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a malicious document that could potentially allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. However, user interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability on Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.

Affected Software:

• Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
• Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
• Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1 (Itanium)
• Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 (Itanium)
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003
• Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems
• Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 3 (uses the Windows OLE component)
• Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (uses the Windows OLE component)
• Microsoft Exchange Server 5.0 Service Pack 2 (uses the Windows OLE component)
• Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 4 (uses the Windows OLE component)
• Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME) – Review the FAQ section of this bulletin for details about these operating systems.
• Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 (uses the Windows OLE component)
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (uses the Windows OLE component)
Microsoft Office XP Software:

• Outlook® 2002
• Word 2002
• Excel 2002
• PowerPoint® 2002
• FrontPage® 2002
• Publisher 2002
• Access 2002

• Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (Uses the Windows OLE component)
Microsoft Office 2003 (Uses the Windows OLE component)
Microsoft Office 2003 Software:

• Outlook® 2003
• Word 2003
• Excel 2003
• PowerPoint® 2003
• FrontPage® 2003
• Publisher 2003
• Access 2003
• InfoPath™ 2003
• OneNote™ 2003



Note Any application that uses the Windows OLE component could also be vulnerable to this issue. This list of affected software documents the most likely attack vectors. We recommend customers install this security update immediately. Installing this security update will address this vulnerability in any application that uses the Windows OLE component


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-012.mspx

Regards

eddie
 
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