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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:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015855
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:

http://www.milw0rm.com/exploits/1615

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:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=1B11AC6B-4A78-4A7B-995F-94738CAFE27F

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=266C287E-A773-4D9C-9736-EEAFB34FF893

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=776FF379-0B9D-45D5-8B3C-CF9A4BD25DAE

Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=BF9CBFA6-5E91-4AA8-82C1-4C9A92A5B954

Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9F67D75A-B69D-4064-942C-F5515C920E6B

Microsoft Project 2000 Service Release 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5C28E38A-F323-4006-BEED-A00840CAFBCE

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft bulletin is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-038.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-038.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

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