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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                   ESB-2003.0776 -- CIAC BULLETIN O-024
     Microsoft Buffer Overrun in Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions
                             12 November 2003

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:                Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions
Publisher:              CIAC
Operating System:       Microsoft Windows 2000, Service Pack 2 and 3
                        Microsoft Windows XP, Service Pack 1
                        Microsoft Office XP, Service Release 1
Impact:                 Administrator Compromise
Access Required:        Remote
CVE Names:              CVE-2003-0822 CVE-2003-0824

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                             INFORMATION BULLETIN

          Microsoft Buffer Overrun in Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions
                                   [MS03-051]

November 11, 2003 19:00 GMT                                       Number O-024
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PROBLEM:       There are two new vulnerabilities in the FrontPage Server 
               Extensions:
               1) A buffer overrun in the remote debug functionality of 
               FrontPage Server Extensions. 
               2) A denial of service vulnerability in the SmartHTML interpreter. 
PLATFORM:      Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Service Pack 3 
               Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 
               Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office XP Service Release 1 
               Affected Components: 
               Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000 
               Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000 (Shipped with 
                 Windows 2000) 
               Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000 (Shipped with 
                 Windows XP) 
               Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 
			   Microsoft SharePoint Team Services 2002 (shipped with 
                 Office XP) 
DAMAGE:        1) An attacker could be able to run code with Local System 
               privileges on an affected system, could cause FrontPage Server 
               Extensions to fail, take any action on the system, including 
               installing programs, viewing, changing or deleting data, or 
               creating new accounts with full privileges. 
               2) An attacker could cause a server running FrontPage Server 
               Extensions to temporarily stop responding to requests. 
SOLUTION:      Install the security update immediately. 
               NOTE--This update replaces the security updates contained in the
               following bulletins: MS01-035 and MS02-053 (CIAC Bulletins 
               <A HREF="http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/l-100.shtml">L-100</A>.
               <A HREF="http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/m-129.shtml">M-129</A>.
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VULNERABILITY  The risk is HIGH. An attacker with the privileges to remotely  
ASSESSMENT:    access the FrontPage Server Extensions could run arbitrary code 
               on a user's system.
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LINKS: 
 CIAC BULLETIN:      http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/o-024.shtml 
 ORIGINAL BULLETIN:  Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-051                                                         
                     http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS03-051.asp 
 CVE/CAN:            http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name= 
                     CVE-2003-0822 CVE-2003-0824 
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