Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-002 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2756145)

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Version: 1.2

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker would have no way to force users to visit such a website. Instead, an attacker would have to convince users to visit the website, typically by getting them to click a link in an email message or Instant Messenger message that takes the user to the attacker's website.

This security update is rated Critical for Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0, Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0, and Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 on all affected editions of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows RT; Critical for Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0 when installed with all supported editions of Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Word Viewer, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, Microsoft Expression Web, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007, and Microsoft Groove Server 2007; Moderate for Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0, 4.0, and 6.0 on all affected editions of Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2012. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.

The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying the way that Microsoft XML Core Services parses XML content. For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.

Recommendation. Most customers have automatic updating enabled and 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 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 immediately 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.

Known Issues. Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2756145 documents the currently known issues that customers may experience when installing this security update. The article also documents recommended solutions for these issues. When currently known issues and recommended solutions pertain only to specific releases of this software, this article provides links to further articles.

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, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.

Affected Software 

Operating SystemComponentMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows XP Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2758696)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721693 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2758696)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721693 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2758696)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721693 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2758696)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721693 in MS12-043
Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Vista Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 7 for 32-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows 7 for 32-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Windows 7 for x64-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows 7 for x64-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows 7 for x64-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 8 for 32-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows 8 for 32-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
Windows 8 for 64-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows 8 for 64-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows 8 for 64-bit SystemsMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows Server 2012Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2012Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows RT
Windows RTMicrosoft XML Core Services 4.0[1]
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows RTMicrosoft XML Core Services 6.0[1]
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalNone
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2719985 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
(KB2758694)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateKB2721691 in MS12-043
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0
(KB2757638)
Remote Code ExecutionModerateNone

[1]Windows RT security updates are provided via Windows Update.

 

Microsoft Office Suites and Software

Office SoftwareComponentMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Microsoft Office Suites and Components
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2760574)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2687627 in MS12-043
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687499)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2596856 in MS12-043
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687499)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2596856 in MS12-043
Other Microsoft Office Software
Microsoft Word ViewerMicrosoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687499)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2596856 in MS12-043
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687499)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2596856 in MS12-043
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687499)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2596856 in MS12-043

 

Microsoft Developer Tools and Software

SoftwareComponentMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Microsoft Expression Web Service Pack 1Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687499)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2596856 in MS12-043
Microsoft Expression Web 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687499)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalKB2596856 in MS12-043

 

Microsoft Server Software

SoftwareComponentMaximum Security ImpactAggregate Severity RatingUpdates Replaced
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalOriginal KB2687497 in MS12-043
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalOriginal KB2687497 in MS12-043
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (32-bit editions)Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalOriginal KB2687497 in MS12-043
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 3 (64-bit editions)Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalOriginal KB2687497 in MS12-043
Microsoft Groove Server 2007 Service Pack 2Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalOriginal KB2687497 in MS12-043
Microsoft Groove Server 2007 Service Pack 3Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
(KB2687497)
Remote Code ExecutionCriticalOriginal KB2687497 in MS12-043

 

Non-Affected Software

Operating System
Microsoft MSXML Core Services 3.0 on Windows XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft MSXML Core Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft MSXML Core Services 3.0 on Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Microsoft MSXML Core Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Microsoft MSXML Core Services 3.0 on Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft MSXML Core Services 3.0 on Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Microsoft MSXML Core Services 3.0 on Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
Microsoft MSXML Core Services 3.0 on Windows RT
Software
Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Groove 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Groove 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Groove Server 2010
Microsoft Visio 2010 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Visio 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Visio 2010 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Visio 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 and Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010
Microsoft Expression Web 3
Microsoft Expression Web 4
Microsoft Excel Viewer
Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010
Microsoft Visio Viewer 2010 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Works 9
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Related to This Security Update

Vulnerability Information

Severity Ratings and Vulnerability Identifiers

MSXML Integer Truncation Vulnerability - CVE-2013-0006

MSXML XSLT Vulnerability - CVE-2013-0007

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:

  • Nicolas Gregoire of Agarri for reporting the MSXML XSLT Vulnerability (CVE-2013-0007)

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 go to the active protections websites provided by program partners, listed in Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) Partners.

Support

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Disclaimer

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Revisions

  • V1.0 (January 8, 2013): Bulletin published.
  • V1.1 (January 8, 2013): Corrected download links for Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems and for Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 when installed on Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems. Added Server Core installation entries to Affected Software for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 when installed on Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 and Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0 on Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2. These are informational changes only. Customers who have already successfully updated their systems do not need to take any action.
  • V1.2 (December 16, 2013): Revised bulletin to announce a detection change to correct an offering issue for Windows RT (2757638). This is a detection change only. There were no changes to the update files. Customers who have successfully installed the update do not need to take any action.