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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Array Index Boundary Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015855
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1540   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 11 2006
Original Entry Date:  Mar 31 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP3, XP SP3, 2003 SP2; and prior service packs; 2004 for Mac, v.X for Mac
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

The Office suite contains an array index boundary flaw. A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the Office application to crash or execute arbitrary code.

A demonstration exploit is available at:

posidron reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a document that, when opened by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Project 2000 Service Release 1:

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft bulletin is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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