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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows RichEdit OLE Memory Corruption Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017641
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017641
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-1311   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 13 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4, 2003 SP1, XP SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Microsoft Windows RichEdit component. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create an Rich Text Format file with a specially crafted embedded OLE object 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.

Several Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications are also affected.

Microsoft credits Kostya Kortchinsky of Immunity, Inc. and Fabrice Desclaux from EADS Common Research Center 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 Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0b0b13d3-b2fb-4cf4-8ee1-51871d39eecd

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3159428d-7212-4bf0-9699-3dbae5db6ca1

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=daf2f7ac-20b4-4ec9-9467-2ddd4fc493d6

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2e8d2355-d5c5-406d-9322-5fe1b2134d2f

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=ed6dd20f-4c0b-48f7-a1f9-613265506835

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3b6ee258-b636-455b-8833-74dea6269e24

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2FF67E78-2A08-45C9-A7AC-09678D060439

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=85C5162C-FC35-40B4-AD04-ADD247950423

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6C3BCAB8-0C99-4BE6-8DE7-71D463473A4A

Microsoft Project 2000 Service Release 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=019B11FC-00B8-451C-AB3C-772780D4C46A

Microsoft Office 2000 Multilanguage Packs:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=B5A087F8-74D2-4184-9986-23AB3C4EF7F2

Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D162C366-C5E7-4850-B773-1FE669FAEEAF

Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=B4D2E182-0997-46BC-94AC-B4B0A523C51C

Microsoft Learning Essentials 1.0, 1.1, and 1.5 for Microsoft Office:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=6215BD5B-1CB3-4FED-B08C-C31A88A75EBD

Microsoft Global Input Method Editor for Office 2000 (Japanese):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2FF67E78-2A08-45C9-A7AC-09678D060439

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-013.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-013.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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