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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Object Packager Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Object Packager Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026494
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026494
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0009   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 10 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): XP SP3, 2003 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Object Packager. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a file with a specially crafted embedded packaged object that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code located on a network share, a UNC, or WebDAV location. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Parvez Anwar (via Secunia Research) 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:

Windows XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=feaeda8c-84ee-47be-8c68-736f0e5b1fc7

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=211827f2-fe6a-4e16-a90c-0cc3b60a722d

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b8e46267-7988-4fbe-ae94-68b6fdb2e7d9

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5975b01e-139b-4b9d-a0d5-a87a279bfea1

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=26079c35-4b96-42fc-ad47-138be25a6bf0

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-002

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-002 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   None.


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