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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Works Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Works Document Converter Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022354
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022354
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-1533   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 9 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.5, 9
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Works. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted '.wps' file that, when converted by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error in the Works for Windows document converters and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Shaun Colley of NGS Software and Yuji Ukai of Fourteenforty Research Institute, Inc. 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 Works 8.5:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=628280fe-e035-4274-85f2-393d9bad543c

Microsoft Works 9:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f6fa110e-45c6-450f-ae47-c89a06e3f762

Microsoft Works File Converter:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bf41401e-70fa-465d-ae2e-cf44dbf05297

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-024.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-024.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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