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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Object Packager Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Object Packager RTF File Object Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017037
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017037
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4692   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): XP SP2, 2003 SP1; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Object Packager. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted RTF file containing an embedded object that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft credits Andreas Sandblad of Secunia Research with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file containing an object 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 XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=86c2b78e-53bf-4ddd-88f6-5d12c6d18c90

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2ac72356-7772-41b6-b4a6-7215c89f7347

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e2f5b9f9-4481-44f9-9aef-1af0afae8319

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=8c9a22a6-bd61-4fd4-9aa4-012d745046da

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=ec4f4f72-8467-4964-ad28-ed9ea7562e0b

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-065.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-065.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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