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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-104 - Important

Vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2455005)

Published:

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution in the security context of a guest user if an attacker sent a specially crafted SOAP request to the Document Conversions Launcher Service in a SharePoint server environment that is using the Document Conversions Load Balancer Service. By default, the Document Conversions Load Balancer Service and Document Conversions Launcher Service are not enabled in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.

This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that the Document Conversion Launcher Service validates specially crafted SOAP requests. 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. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity.

Known Issues. None.

Affected and Non-Affected Software

The following software have 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, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software

Microsoft SharePoint ServerMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingBulletins Replaced by this Update
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
(KB2433089)
Remote Code ExecutionImportantNone
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
(KB2433089)
Remote Code ExecutionImportantNone

Non-Affected Software

Office and Other Software
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Service Pack 3
Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (32-bit versions)
Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 (64-bit versions)
SharePoint Foundation 2010
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Microsoft Groove Server 2010
Microsoft Groove 2007
Microsoft SharePoint Workspace

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update

Vulnerability Information

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers

Malformed Request Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2010-3964

Update Information

Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance

Security Update Deployment

Other Information

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:

Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP)

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 visit the active protections Web sites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Support

  • Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from Security Support or 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no charge for support calls that are associated with security updates. For more information about available support options, see Microsoft Help and Support.
  • International customers can receive support from their local Microsoft subsidiaries. There is no charge for support that is associated with security updates. For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues, visit the International Support Web site.

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (December 14, 2010): Bulletin published.