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                   ESB-2003.0775 -- CIAC BULLETIN O-021
        Microsoft Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
                             12 November 2003


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:                Internet Explorer 6 SP1
                        Internet Explorer 6 SP1 (64-Bit Edition)
                        Internet Explorer 6
                        Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2
                        Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4
                        Internet Explorer 5.01 SP3
                        Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2
Publisher:              CIAC
Operating System:       Windows 2003 Server
                        Windows XP
                        Windows 2000 SP2/SP3/SP4
                        Windows NT Terminal Server Edition SP6
                        Windows NT
                        Windows ME
                        Windows 98SE
                        Windows 98
Impact:                 Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access Required:        Remote
CVE Names:              CAN-2003-0814 CAN-2003-0815 CAN-2003-0816
                        CAN-2003-0817 CAN-2003-0823

See the Microsoft site for more information:


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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

           Microsoft Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

November 11, 2003 18:00 GMT                                       Number O-021
PROBLEM:       There are three new vulnerabilities: 
               1) A cross-domain security model problem could result in the 
               execution of script in the My Computer zone. 
               2) The way zone information is passed to an XML object within 
               Internet Explorer could allow an attacker to read local files on 
               a user's system. 
               3) While performing a drag-and-drop operation during dynamic HTML 
               (DHTML) events in Internet Explorer, files could be saved in a 
               target locaiton on the user's system. 
SOFTWARE:      Microsoft Windows 98 
               Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition 
               Microsoft Windows Millemmium Edition 
               Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a 
               Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a 
               Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition, Service 
                 Pack 6 
               Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Service Pack 3, Service 
                 Pack 4 
               Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 
               Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition 
               Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003 
               Microsoft Windows Server 2003 
               Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Edition 
               Affected Components: 
               Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 
               Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 (64-Bit Edition) 
               Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003 
               Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2003 
                 (64-Bit Edition) 
               Internet Explorer 6 Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 
               Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 4 
               Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 3 
               Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 
DAMAGE:        1) An attacker having a malicious web site could access files 
               on a user's system and run arbitrary code as the currently 
               logged on user. 
               2) An attacker having a malicious web site could read local 
               files that are in a known location on the user's system. 
               3) An attacker having a malicious web site could persuade a user 
               to click a link causing code of the attacker's choice to be 
               saved on the user's computer in a targeted location. 
SOLUTION:      Install the security update immediately. 
               NOTE--This is a cumulative update that includes all previous
               updates to Internet Explorer.  This update replaces the one that 
               is provided in MS03-040 (CIAC Bulletin O-002) which is itself a 
               cumulative update.		
VULNERABILITY  The risk is HIGH. An attacker would gain privileges up to and
ASSESSMENT:    including Administrator.
 CIAC BULLETIN:      http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/o-021.shtml 
 ORIGINAL BULLETIN:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-048                                                         
 CVE/CAN:            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name= 
                     CVE-2003-0814 CVE-2003-0815 CVE-2003-0816 CVE-2003-0817 

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