Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-056
Patch Available for 'Microsoft Office HTML Object Tag' Vulnerability
Originally posted: August 09, 2000
Updated: February 28, 2003
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in certain Microsoft® Office 2000 products. The vulnerability could allow a user to construct a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) file that, when read, would crash a Microsoft Office 2000 application or potentially run arbitrary or malicious code.
- Microsoft Word 2000
- Microsoft Excel 2000
- Microsoft PowerPoint 2000
(These products ship as part of the Office 2000 suite and as stand-alone products)
Note Previous versions of these products are not affected by this vulnerability.
Note Office 2000 products other than those specifically listed above are not affected by this vulnerability.
Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2000-0765
Microsoft thanks Jesper M. Johansson for reporting this issue to us and working with us to protect customers.
Support: This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Product Support Services is available at http://support.microsoft.com/contactussupport/?ws=support.
Security Resources: The Microsoft TechNet Security Web Site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.
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- V1.0 (August 09, 2000): Bulletin Created.
- V1.1 (August 10, 2000): Bulletin updated to change 'disabling' to 'enabling' in the second paragraph under Issue.
- V1.2 (February 28, 2003): Updated download link for patch.