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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-010 - Critical

Patch Available for "Site Wizard Input Validation" Vulnerability

Published: February 18, 2000

Version: 1.0

Originally Posted: February 18, 2000

Summary

Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in web applications associated with Microsoft® Site Server 3.0, Commerce Edition. These applications are provided as samples and generated by wizards, but do not follow security best practices. If deployed on a web site, they could allow inappropriate access to a database on the site. Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-010.mspx

General Information

Two sample web sites provided as part of Site Server 3.0, Commerce Edition do not follow security best practices; the code generated by one of the wizards is affected by the same problem. The code requests an identification number as one of the inputs, but does not validate it before using it in a database query. As a result, a malicious user could, instead of entering an appropriate input, provide SQL commands. If this were done, the SQL commands would be executed as part of the query, and could be used to create, modify, delete or read data in the database.

The vulnerability only affects sites that have either deployed the code at issue here, or have used the code as a model for developing custom code. Customers who have deployed the code should apply the patch to ensure that security best practices are followed. Customers who have used the code as a guide in developing their own should refer to the Knowledge Base article referenced below for specific code changes.

Affected Software Versions

  • Microsoft Site Server 3.0, Commerce Edition

Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2000-0161

More Information

Please see the following references for more information related to this issue.

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.

Acknowledgments

Microsoft thanks Nick Southwell of Creative Online Media for reporting this problem to us and working with us to protect customers.

Revisions

  • February 18, 2000: Bulletin Created.

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