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Microsoft Works/Microsoft Office Bug in Processing '.wps' Field Length Values Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019388
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019388
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0108   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Works 8.0; Works Suite 2005; Office 2003 SP2 and SP3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Works and Microsoft Office. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a '.wps' file with specially crafted field length values 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 Office, Microsoft Works, and Microsoft Works Suite are affected.

Microsoft Works 8.5 and 9.0, Microsoft Works Suite 2006, 2007 Microsoft Office System, Office 2000, and Office XP are not affected.

VeriSign iDefense reported 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 Office 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=30C9C3FE-FB85-43D9-BBC3-0B30D3A20286

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=30C9C3FE-FB85-43D9-BBC3-0B30D3A20286

Microsoft Works 8.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=30C9C3FE-FB85-43D9-BBC3-0B30D3A20286

Microsoft Works Suite 2005:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=30C9C3FE-FB85-43D9-BBC3-0B30D3A20286

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-011.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-011.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Feb 12 2008 (Microsoft Office is Affected) Microsoft Works/Microsoft Office Bug in Processing '.wps' Field Length Values Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix for Office.



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