Vulnerability Note VU#416001
Microsoft Office XP contains buffer overflow vulnerability
A buffer overflow in Microsoft Office XP may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft Office XP is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. According to MS05-005, the buffer overflow exists in the process that passes URL file locations to Microsoft Office XP software. Please note that customers using Microsoft ISA 2004 as their web proxy are at less risk because ISA 2004 rejects the URL in question by default when handling proxy client requests.
For more information about this issue including the versions of Office affected and remediation techniques, please see MS05-005.
If a remote attacker can persuade a user to access a specially crafted HTML file or hyperlink using a vulnerable Office application, that attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
Do Not Access Unsolicited HTML Files or Click Unsolicited Hyperlinks
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||08 Feb 2005|
CVSS Metrics (Learn More)
This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-005. Microsoft credits Rafel Ivgi for providing information regarding this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari based on information from Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-005.
- CVE IDs: CAN-2004-0848
- Date Public: 08 Feb 2005
- Date First Published: 08 Feb 2005
- Date Last Updated: 09 Feb 2005
- Severity Metric: 14.63
- Document Revision: 28
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