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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft Agent Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Agent '.ACF' File Memory Corruption Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017222
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017222
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3445   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 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 Microsoft Agent. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted '.ACF' file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create a '.ACF' 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 Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=c72ceec8-3e4d-4281-8183-11b724693217"

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=c16e1607-f396-4113-89f6-1fe89ec54b6a"

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8f1a3f85-830b-4662-a4cc-8dff9f59acea

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=b528f61d-ad54-4bad-b9a0-b650385de216

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3da7ff4a-2389-4ce4-a6bb-b7e02f646b74"

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-068.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-068.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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