Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions contains a vulnerability that allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code with local system privileges.
Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) is an optional set of tools that adds functionality to a web site. This functionality includes remote server administration, content updates, and a variety of site-specific tools such as searching support and form handling. According to MS03-051, FPSE is installed by default on Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0, 5.0, and 5.1.
The FPSE contains a buffer overflow vulnerability in its support of remote debugging. This vulnerability can be exploited by an unauthenticated remote attacker and allows arbitrary code to be executed with local system privileges.
This vulnerability allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code with local system privileges.
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This vulnerability was reported to Microsoft by Brett More of Security-Assessment.com.
This document was written by Jeffrey P. Lanza and is based upon information provided by Microsoft.
|Date First Published:||2003-11-12|
|Date Last Updated:||2003-11-14 19:39 UTC|