Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-051
Buffer Overrun in Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions Could Allow Code Execution (813360)
Issued: November 11, 2003
Updated: February 10, 2004
Who should read this document:
Customers using Microsoft® FrontPage Server Extensions ®
Impact of vulnerability:
Remote Code Execution
Maximum Severity Rating:
Customers should install the security update immediately
Security Update Replacement:
This update replaces the security updates contained in the following bulletins: MS01-035 and MS02-053.
Tested Software and Security Update Download Locations:
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Service Pack 3
- Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
- Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition, Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
- Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1, Service Pack 2
- Microsoft Office 2000 Server Extensions
Non Affected Software:
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Service Pack 6a
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Service Pack 6a
- Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition, Service Pack 6
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
- Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Windows SharePoint Services)
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition (Windows SharePoint Services)
- Microsoft Office System 2003
Tested Microsoft Windows and Office Components:
- Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000 (For Windows NT4) and Microsoft Office 2000 Server Extensions (Shipped with Office 2000)- Download the update
- Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000 (Shipped with Windows 2000) - Download the update
- Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000 (Shipped with Windows XP) - Download the update
- Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000 64-bit (Shipped with Windows XP 64-bit) - Download the update
- Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 - Download the update
- Microsoft SharePoint Team Services 2002 (Shipped with Office XP) - Download the update
(To determine what version of FrontPage Server Extension that is installed on your system please see "How can I determine what version of FrontPage Server Extensions I am running?" in the FAQ Section of this bulletin.)
The software listed above has been tested to determine if the versions are affected. Other versions are no longer supported, and may or may not be affected.
Microsoft thanks for working with us to protect customers:
- Brett Moore of Security-Assessment.com for reporting the issue in MS03-051.
Obtaining other security updates:
Updates for other security issues are available from the following locations:
- Security updates are available from the Microsoft Download Center, and can be most easily found by doing a keyword search for "security_patch".
- Updates for consumer platforms are available from the Windows Update web site
- Updates for Microsoft Office Family products are available from the Office Update web site.
- Technical support is available from Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls associated with security patches.
- International customers can get support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support associated with security updates. Information on how to contact Microsoft support is available at http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx
- The Microsoft TechNet Security Web Site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.
- Microsoft Software Update Services: http://www.microsoft.com/sus/
- Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) details: http://www.microsoft.com/mbsa. Please see http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;306460 for list of security updates that have detection limitations with MBSA tool.
- Windows Update Catalog: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;323166
- Windows Update: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
- Office Update: http://office.microsoft.com/officeupdate/
Software Update Services (SUS):
Microsoft Software Update Services (SUS) enables administrators to quickly and reliably deploy the latest critical updates and security updates to Windows® 2000 and Windows Server™ 2003-based servers, as well as to desktop computers running Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional.
For information about how to deploy this security patch with Software Update Services, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Systems Management Server (SMS):
Systems Management Server can provide assistance deploying this security update. For information about Systems Management Server visit the SMS Web Site. SMS also provides several additional tools to assist administrators in the deployment of security updates such as the SMS 2.0 Software Update Services Feature Pack and the SMS 2.0 Administration Feature Pack. The SMS 2.0 Software Update Services Feature Pack utilizes the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and the Microsoft Office Detection Tool to provide broad support for security bulletin remediation. Some software updates may require administrative rights following a restart of the computer.
Note: The inventory capabilities of the SMS 2.0 Software Update Services Feature Pack may be used for targeting updates to specific computers, and the SMS 2.0 Administration Feature Pack's Elevated Rights Deployment Tool can be used for installation. This provides optimal deployment for updates that require explicit targeting using Systems Management Server and administrative rights after the computer has been restarted.
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- V1.0 November 11, 2003: Bulletin published.
- V1.1 November 12, 2003: Updated information on what actions an attacker could take if they were to successfully exploit this vulnerability.
- V1.2 November 14, 2003: Updated information on affected versions of Microsoft Office, updated information in the workarounds section.
- V1.3 November 19, 2003: Updated information on setup switches in the Security Update Information section and corrected text in Severity Rating section for SharePoint Team Services 2002.
- V1.4 December 10, 2003: Updated the FAQ section to reflect a new Windows Update offering on Windows XP.
- V1.5 January 13, 2004: Added a FAQ about FrontPage Server Extensions and Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000. Updated file version in the FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 section. Corrected setup switches in the FrontPage Server Extensions stand-alone and Windows 2000 section.
- V2.0 February 10, 2004: Updated to reflect that the bulletin also affects Office 2000 Server Extensions and Windows XP 64-bit Edition.