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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Hyperlink Object Library Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Hyperlink Object Library Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016659
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016659
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3438   (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 SP4, XP SP2, 2003 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Windows Hyperlink Object Library. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted hyperlink 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 credits Steve Tai of CSC Australia Pty Limited with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a hyperlink 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 Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=bfe3f869-08be-4f13-97a1-7274ad44c7fb

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2d014bac-f03d-474a-a7ab-49e8ead8edb0

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=cae094e4-64a0-4577-986b-4d6c131806d9

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=21d1e864-4517-4353-8477-b4cd3c6187c0

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=bc60b6c3-ada8-48ab-a63d-b2f1c9320b0d

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9d2ba5d1-6f91-47b4-8cc1-dcd44baaa6ce

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-050.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-050.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

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