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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:
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:

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

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

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Project 2000 Service Release 1:

Microsoft Office 2000 Multilanguage Packs:

Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1:

Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2:

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

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

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.

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