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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft FrontPage Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft FrontPage Buffer Overflow in WordPerfect Converter Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1011250
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1011250
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-0573   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 14 2004
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000, 2002, 2003
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft FrontPage in the WordPerfect converter. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system. Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher, and Microsoft Works Suite are also affected.

Microsoft reported that a remote user can create a specially crafted document that, when loaded by the target user, will invoke the WorkPerfect 5.x converter and then execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft credits Peter Winter-Smith of Next Generation Security Software Ltd. with reporting this flaw.

The original advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-027.mspx

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes.

This fix supercedes the update provided in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-036.

Microsoft Office 2000 Software Service Pack 3 (Word 2000, FrontPage 2000, and Publisher 2000):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=88F52E69-99E1-4892-9A53-84E5DFADFE6B

Microsoft Office XP Software Service Pack 3 (Word 2002, FrontPage 2002, Publisher 2002):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=10A6CEB3-7B94-4F74-A5A0-60C31CE2F57B

Microsoft Office 2003 (Word 2003, FrontPage 2003, Publisher 2003):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A0629800-1889-495B-B25E-4637D6B03250

Microsoft Works Suite 2001 - Download the update (same as Microsoft Office 2000 link):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=88F52E69-99E1-4892-9A53-84E5DFADFE6B

Microsoft Works Suite 2002 - Download the update (same as the Microsoft Office XP link):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=10A6CEB3-7B94-4F74-A5A0-60C31CE2F57B

Microsoft Works Suite 2003 - Download the update (same as the Microsoft Office XP link):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=10A6CEB3-7B94-4F74-A5A0-60C31CE2F57B

Microsoft Works Suite 2004 - Download the update (same as the Microsoft Office XP link):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=10A6CEB3-7B94-4F74-A5A0-60C31CE2F57B

Microsoft reports that an administrative update is also available for Office 2000 Software (applicable to Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3) and Office XP Software (applicable to Service Pack 2 and Service Pack 3). See the advisory for additional information.

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms04-027.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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