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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft Collaboration Data Objects Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Buffer Overflow in Collaboration Data Objects Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015039
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015039
CVE Reference:   CVE-2005-1987   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 22 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): 2000 SP4, XP SP2, 2003 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Windows 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 Exchange 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:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AE0BA6D7-37AF-46E8-9E25-AB63883FA944

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E0DAF2D1-656C-4580-94C1-8AB009B4AD4F

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D389EF4D-583D-41C0-9081-844D348F3817

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1BC06799-B9F5-416F-8965-DC0E07A24A29

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=956FFD90-60AF-4296-8765-F0A17A77DB77

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5504C410-CDCB-4826-B002-DBA0E3A402A4

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=60FD0DDC-04B7-4879-930B-53375823CD51

A restart is not required.

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS05-048.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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