Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-002
Patch Available for "Malformed Conversion Data" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: January 20, 2000
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in a utility that converts Japanese, Korean and Chinese Word 5 documents to more-recent formats. The primary shipment vehicles for the utility are the Japanese, Korean and Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional) versions of Word and PowerPoint for Windows. (A comprehensive listing of affected products is provided below) The vulnerability could allow arbitrary code to be executed on a machine that opened a specially modified Word 5 document using an affected version of the utility.
Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-002.mspx
Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.
- Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-002
- Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) article 249881, WD: Patch Available for "Malformed Conversion Data" Vulnerability (East Asian Word), http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;249881
(Note: It may take 24 hours from the original posting of this bulletin for this KB article to be visible.)
- Microsoft Security web site, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/default.mspx.
Obtaining Support on this Issue
This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Technical Support is available at http://support.microsoft.com/contactussupport/?ws=support.
- January 20, 2000: Bulletin Created.
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