Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-067 - Important
Vulnerabilities in FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Parsing Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Published: October 09, 2012
This security update resolves publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution in the security context of a user account with a restricted token. FAST Search Server for SharePoint is only affected by this issue when Advanced Filter Pack is enabled. By default, Advanced Filter Pack is disabled.
This security update is rated Important for supported editions of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by updating the affected Oracle Outside In libraries to a non-vulnerable version. For more information about the vulnerabilities, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.
This security update also addresses the vulnerabilities first described in Microsoft Security Advisory 2737111 for affected editions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
Recommendation. Customers can configure automatic updating to check online for updates from Microsoft Update by using the Microsoft Update service. Customers who have automatic updating enabled and configured to check online for updates from Microsoft Update typically 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 from Microsoft Update and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating in supported editions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871. For information about automatic updating in supported editions of Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2, see Understanding Windows automatic updating.
For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity 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. 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, see Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
Microsoft Server Software
|Software||Feature||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Updates Replaced|
|Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Service Pack 1||Advanced Filter Pack |
|Remote Code Execution||Important||None|
|Office and Other Software|
|Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for Internal Applications|
|Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for Internet Business|
|Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Internet Sites|
|FAST ESP 5.2|
|FAST ESP 5.3|
What is FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint?
Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint includes all the search features and integration capabilities of SharePoint Server 2010 and adds deep platform flexibility and scale and enhanced content processing capabilities. You can deploy FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint across multiple servers to meet demanding requirements for redundancy, performance, and capacity. For more information, see FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.
Note FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is only affected by the vulnerabilities if the Advanced Filter Pack is enabled. By default, the Advanced Filter Pack is disabled.
How is FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint related to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010?
FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is a separate but related product to Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. For more information, see SharePoint 2010 Products.
If I applied the workaround to disable the Advanced Filter Pack in Microsoft Security Advisory 2737111, do I need to undo the workaround before applying this update?
Customers who implemented the workaround in Microsoft Security Advisory 2737111 to disable the Advanced Filter Pack do not need to undo the workaround before applying this update. However, to re-enable the Advanced Filter Pack for SharePoint feature, customers may want to undo the workaround after applying the update.
Microsoft recommends that the update be applied to all servers prior to re-enabling the Advanced Filter Pack for SharePoint feature.
There are multiple vulnerabilities discussed in Microsoft Security Advisory 2737111, how are the vulnerabilities addressed by this update?
CVE-2012-1766, CVE-2012-1767, CVE-2012-1768, CVE-2012-1769, CVE-2012-1770, CVE-2012-1771, CVE-2012-1772, CVE-2012-1773, CVE-2012-3106, CVE-2012-3107, CVE-2012-3108, CVE-2012-3109, and CVE-2012-3110 discussed in Microsoft Security Advisory 2737111 affect FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint and are addressed by this update.
These are vulnerabilities in third-party code, Oracle Outside In libraries, why is Microsoft issuing a security update?
Microsoft licenses a custom implementation of the Oracle Outside In libraries, specific to the product in which the third-party code is used. Microsoft is issuing this security update to help ensure that all customers using this third-party code in FAST Search 2010 for SharePoint are protected from these vulnerabilities.
Where are the file information details?
Refer to the reference tables in the Security Update Deployment section for the location of the file information details.
Where are the hashes of the security updates?
The SHA1 and SHA2 hashes of the security updates can be used to verify the authenticity of downloaded security update packages. For the hash information pertaining to this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2742321.
I am using an older release of the software discussed in this security bulletin. What should I do?
The affected software listed in this bulletin have been tested to determine which releases are affected. Other releases are past their support life cycle. For more information about the product lifecycle, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle website.
It should be a priority for customers who have older releases of the software to migrate to supported releases to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities. To determine the support lifecycle for your software release, see Select a Product for Lifecycle Information. For more information about service packs for these software releases, see Service Pack Lifecycle Support Policy.
Customers who require custom support for older software must contact their Microsoft account team representative, their Technical Account Manager, or the appropriate Microsoft partner representative for custom support options. Customers without an Alliance, Premier, or Authorized Contract can contact their local Microsoft sales office. For contact information, see the Microsoft Worldwide Information website, select the country in the Contact Information list, and then click Go to see a list of telephone numbers. When you call, ask to speak with the local Premier Support sales manager. For more information, see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy FAQ.
The following severity ratings assume the potential maximum impact of the vulnerability. For information regarding the likelihood, within 30 days of this security bulletin's release, of the exploitability of the vulnerability in relation to its severity rating and security impact, please see the Exploitability Index in the October bulletin summary. For more information, see Microsoft Exploitability Index.
|Affected Software||Oracle Outside In contains multiple exploitable vulnerabilities |
|Aggregate Severity Rating|
|Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1||Important |
Remote Code Execution
Remote code execution vulnerabilities exist in FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint using the Advanced Filter Pack, an attacker could run arbitrary code in the context of a user account with a restricted token. By default, Advanced Filter Pack in FAST is disabled.
To view these vulnerabilities as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2012-1766, CVE-2012-1767,CVE-2012-1768, CVE-2012-1769, CVE-2012-1770, CVE-2012-1771 , CVE-2012-1772, CVE-2012-1773, CVE-2012-3106, CVE-2012-3107, CVE-2012-3108, CVE-2012-3109, and CVE-2012-3110.
Mitigating Factors for Oracle Outside In contains multiple exploitable vulnerabilities
Mitigation refers to a setting, common configuration, or general best-practice, existing in a default state, that could reduce the severity of exploitation of a vulnerability. The following mitigating factors may be helpful in your situation:
- FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is only affected by the vulnerabilities if the the Advanced Filter Pack feature is enabled. By default, the Advanced Filter Pack feature is disabled.
- An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the context of a user account with a restricted token.
Workarounds for Oracle Outside In contains multiple exploitable vulnerabilities
Workaround refers to a setting or configuration change that does not correct the underlying vulnerability but would help block known attack vectors before you apply the update. Microsoft has tested the following workarounds and states in the discussion whether a workaround reduces functionality:
- Disable the Advanced Filter Pack for FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint
On the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint administration server (or single server), perform these steps:
- On the Start menu, click All Programs.
- Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.
- Right-click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell and select Run as administrator.
- At the command prompt, browse to installer\scripts under the installation folder.
- Type the following command:
Note For more information, see Disable the Advanced Filter Pack.
FAQ for Oracle Outside In contains multiple exploitable vulnerabilities
What is the scope of the vulnerabilities?
This is a remote code execution vulnerability.
What causes the vulnerabilities?
The vulnerabilities exist in the way that the Oracle Outside In libraries, used by the Advanced Filter Pack, parse specially crafted files.
What is the Advanced Filter Pack?
Advanced Filter Pack is a FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint feature that enables text and metadata extraction from several hundred file formats, complementing the document formats that are supported by the Microsoft Filter Pack. For more information, see Enable Advanced Filter Pack (FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint).
By default, the Advanced Filter Pack feature is disabled in FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.
What are the Oracle Outside In libraries?
The Oracle Outside In libraries are used by the filter pack in the server backend to support the text and metadata extraction of files supported by the Advanced Filter Pack. Microsoft licenses these libraries from Oracle.
What might an attacker use these vulnerabilities to do?
An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the context of a user account with a restricted token.
How could an attacker exploit these vulnerabilities?
To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need access to a file location that FAST Search 2010 for SharePoint indexes, and have the ability to upload a specially crafted file to that location.
What systems are primarily at risk from the vulnerabilities?
FAST Search 2010 for SharePoint servers with the Advanced Filter Pack installed that index sources with untrusted files.
What does the update do?
The update addresses the vulnerabilities by updating the affected Oracle Outside In libraries to a non-vulnerable version.
When this security bulletin was issued, had these vulnerabilities been publicly disclosed?
Yes. This vulnerabilities have been publicly disclosed. They has been assigned the following Common Vulnerability and Exposure numbers:
When this security bulletin was issued, had Microsoft received any reports that these vulnerabilities were being exploited?
No. Microsoft had not received any information to indicate that these vulnerabilities had been publicly used to attack customers when this security bulletin was originally issued.
Manage the software and security updates you need to deploy to the servers, desktop, and mobile systems in your organization. For more information see the TechNet Update Management Center. The Microsoft TechNet Security website provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.
Security updates are available from Microsoft Update and Windows Update. Security updates are also available from the Microsoft Download Center. You can find them most easily by doing a keyword search for "security update."
For customers of Microsoft Office for Mac, Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac can help keep your Microsoft software up to date. For more information about using Microsoft AutoUpdate for Mac, see Check for software updates automatically.
Finally, security updates can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog. The Microsoft Update Catalog provides a searchable catalog of content made available through Windows Update and Microsoft Update, including security updates, drivers and service packs. By searching using the security bulletin number (such as, "MS12-001"), you can add all the applicable updates to your basket (including different languages for an update), and download to the folder of your choosing. For more information about the Microsoft Update Catalog, see the Microsoft Update Catalog FAQ.
Detection and Deployment Guidance
Microsoft provides detection and deployment guidance for security updates. This guidance contains recommendations and information that can help IT professionals understand how to use various tools for detection and deployment of security updates. For more information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 961747.
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) lets administrators scan local and remote systems for missing security updates as well as common security misconfigurations. For more information, see Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.
The following table provides the MBSA detection summary for this security update.
|Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint||Yes|
Note For customers using legacy software not supported by the latest release of MBSA, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services, please see Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and reference the Legacy Product Support section on how to create comprehensive security update detection with legacy tools.
Windows Server Update Services
Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. For more information about how to deploy security updates using Windows Server Update Services, see the TechNet article, Windows Server Update Services.
Systems Management Server
The following table provides the SMS detection and deployment summary for this security update.
|Software||SMS 2003 with ITMU||System Center Configuration Manager|
|Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint||Yes||Yes|
The detection table described above is based on single-server Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint deployments. The detection tools do not detect the applicability of the update on systems configured as part of a multiple-system FAST Search server farms.
Note Microsoft discontinued support for SMS 2.0 on April 12, 2011. For SMS 2003, Microsoft also discontinued support for the Security Update Inventory Tool (SUIT) on April 12, 2011. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to System Center Configuration Manager. For customers remaining on SMS 2003 Service Pack 3, the Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) is also an option.
For SMS 2003, the SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates (ITMU) can be used by SMS to detect security updates that are offered by Microsoft Update and that are supported by Windows Server Update Services. For more information about the SMS 2003 ITMU, see SMS 2003 Inventory Tool for Microsoft Updates. For more information about SMS scanning tools, see SMS 2003 Software Update Scanning Tools. See also Downloads for Systems Management Server 2003.
System Center Configuration Manager uses WSUS 3.0 for detection of updates. For more information, see System Center.
For more detailed information, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 910723: Summary list of monthly detection and deployment guidance articles.
Note If you have used an Administrative Installation Point (AIP) for deploying Office 2003, you may not be able to deploy the update using SMS if you have updated the AIP from the original baseline. For more information, see the Office Administrative Installation Point heading in this section.
Office Administrative Installation Point
If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system.
- For supported versions of Microsoft Office 2003, see Creating an Administrative Installation Point. For more information on how to change the source for a client computer from an updated administrative installation point to an Office 2003 original baseline source or Service Pack 3 (SP3), see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 902349.
Note If you plan to manage software updates centrally from an updated administrative image, you can find more information in the article, Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates.
- For creating a network installation point for supported versions of Microsoft Office, see Create a network installation point for Microsoft Office.
Note If you plan to manage security updates centrally, use Windows Server Update Services. For more information about how to deploy security updates for Microsoft Office, see the Windows Server Update Services website.
Update Compatibility Evaluator and Application Compatibility Toolkit
Updates often write to the same files and registry settings required for your applications to run. This can trigger incompatibilities and increase the time it takes to deploy security updates. You can streamline testing and validating Windows updates against installed applications with the Update Compatibility Evaluator components included with Application Compatibility Toolkit.
The Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows Vista, a Windows Update, a Microsoft Security Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer in your environment.
For information about the specific security update for your affected software, click the appropriate link:
FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint (all editions)
The following table contains the security update information for this software. You can find additional information in the subsection, Deployment Information, in this section.
|Inclusion in Future Service Packs||There are no more service packs planned for this software. The update for this issue may be included in a future update rollup.|
|Installing without user intervention||For Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Service Pack 1:|
|Installing without restarting||For Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Service Pack 1:|
|Update log file||Not applicable|
|Further information||For detection and deployment, see the earlier section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance.|
|Restart required?||In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message appears that advises you to restart.|
To help reduce the chance that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files prior to installing the security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 887012.
|Removal Information||This security update cannot be removed.|
|File Information||See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2553402|
|Registry Key Verification||Not applicable|
Installing the Update
You can install the update from the appropriate download link in the Affected and Non-Affected Software section. If you installed your application from a server location, the server administrator must instead update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your system. For more information about Administrative Installation Points, refer to the Office Administrative Installation Point information in the Detection and deployment Tools and Guidance subsection.
This security update requires that Windows Installer 3.1 or later version be installed on the system.
To install the 3.1 or later version of Windows Installer, see one of the following Microsoft websites:
- Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable for Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP
- Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable for Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
For more information about the terminology that appears in this bulletin, such as hotfix, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 824684.
This security update supports the following setup switches.
|/? or /help||Displays usage dialog.|
|/passive||Specifies passive mode. Requires no user interaction; users see basic progress dialogs but cannot cancel.|
|/quiet||Specifies quiet mode, or suppresses prompts, when files are being extracted.|
|/norestart||Suppresses restarting the system if the update requires a restart.|
|/forcerestart||Automatically restarts the system after applying the update, regardless of whether the update requires the restart.|
|/extract||Extracts the files without installing them. You are prompted for a target folder.|
|/extract:<path>||Overrides the install command that is defined by author. Specifies the path and name of the Setup.inf or .exe file.|
|/lang:<LCID>||Forces the use of a specific language, when the update package supports that language.|
|/log:<log file>||Enables logging, by both Vnox and Installer, during the update installation.|
Note You can combine these switches into one command. For backward compatibility, the security update also supports many of the setup switches that the earlier version of the Setup program uses. For more information about the supported installation switches, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 262841.
Removing the Update
This security update cannot be removed.
Verifying that the Update Has Been Applied
- Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer
To verify that a security update has been applied to an affected system, you may be able to use the Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) tool. See the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, earlier in this bulletin for more information.
- File Version Verification
Because there are several editions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your system. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
- Click Start and then enter an update file name in Start Search.
- When the file appears under Programs, right-click on the file name and click Properties.
- Under the General tab, compare the file size with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
- You may also click on the Details tab and compare information, such as file version and date modified, with the file information tables provided in the bulletin KB article.
- Finally, you may also click on the Previous Versions tab and compare file information for the previous version of the file with the file information for the new, or updated, version of the file.
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Will Dorman of the CERT/CC for working with us on multiple Oracle Outside In vulnerabilities (CVE-2012-1766, CVE-2012-1767, CVE-2012-1768, CVE-2012-1769, CVE-2012-1770, CVE-2012-1771, CVE-2012-1772, CVE-2012-1773, CVE-2012-3106, CVE-2012-3107, CVE-2012-3108, CVE-2012-3109, and CVE-2012-3110)
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.
How to obtain help and support for this security update
- Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update
- Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support
- Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center
- Local support according to your country: International Support
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