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Category:   Application (E-mail Server)  >   Microsoft Exchange Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Exchange Buffer Overflow in Collaboration Data Objects Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015038
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1987   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 24 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 11 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server SP3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Exchange in the Collaboration Data Objects component. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The Collaboration Data Objects (CDO) COM component contains a buffer overflow. A remote user can supply a specially crafted message to be processed by CDOSYS or CDOEX to trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. SMTP can be used as an attack vector.

Microsoft Windows is also affected.

The vendor credits Gary O leary-Steele of Sec-1 with reporting this vulnerability.

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

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 3 with the Exchange 2000 Post-Service Pack 3 Update Rollup of August 2004:

A restart is not required.

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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