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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Buffer Overflow in Processing PowerPoint Records Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016657
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016657
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3449   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 8 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  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.

A remote user can create a PowerPoint file containing a specially crafted record that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Viewer and Microsoft Works Suites are not affected.

Microsoft credits Shih-hao Weng of Information & Communication Security Technology Center and SoWhat of Nevis Labs with reporting this vulnerability.

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

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B7B5615B-7C20-4C49-892F-7F4CCC2D6006

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=A9C7E43B-A0A6-4C81-87ED-3F4DED78EAEA

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DE1CB2A7-5D4C-44B8-BC40-7E0A88CC3081

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac

Microsoft Office v. X for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-048.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-048.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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