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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Works Document Converter Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022355
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022355
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): 2000 SP3, XP SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office. 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 Office 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Word 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4bf95806-3d32-411b-9779-a81aebad45e9

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Word 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b0ba8c9e-75ee-46bd-9e92-d4e6599309ad

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Word 2003 Service Pack 3 with the Microsoft Works File Converter:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a7ba3ea7-d06a-4c14-9107-9b92ef68fcae

2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1 , Microsoft Office Word 2007 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bd47e1e5-cd2e-4c08-9864-471e97f38ca3

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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