Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-078 - Important
Vulnerability in FrontPage Could Allow Information Disclosure (2825621)
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft FrontPage. The vulnerability could allow information disclosure if a user opens a specially crafted FrontPage document. The vulnerability cannot be exploited automatically; for an attack to be successful a user must be convinced to open the specially crafted document.
This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Microsoft FrontPage 2003. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by ensuring that FrontPage properly handles Document Type Definition (DTD) entities. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.
Recommendation. Customers can configure automatic updating to check online for updates from Microsoft Update by using the Microsoft Update service. Customers who have automatic updating enabled and configured to check online for updates from Microsoft Update typically will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates from Microsoft Update and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871.
For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity using update management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.
See also the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, later in this bulletin.
|Knowledge Base Article||2825621|
The following software has been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
|Affected Software||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Updates Replaced|
|Microsoft FrontPage 2003 Service Pack 3|
|Office and Other Software|
|Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2007 Service Pack 3|
|Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Service Pack 1|
|Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 Service Pack 2|
|Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013|
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Timur Yunusov of Positive Technologies for reporting the XML Disclosure Vulnerability (CVE-2013-3137)
To improve security protections for customers, Microsoft provides vulnerability information to major security software providers in advance of each monthly security update release. Security software providers can then use this vulnerability information to provide updated protections to customers via their security software or devices, such as antivirus, network-based intrusion detection systems, or host-based intrusion prevention systems. To determine whether active protections are available from security software providers, please go to the active protections websites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.
How to obtain help and support for this security update
- Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update
- Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support
- Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center
- Local support according to your country: International Support
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- V1.0 (September 10, 2013): Bulletin published.