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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Works Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Works WPS File Heap Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026910
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026910
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0177   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 10 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 9; Works 69 File Converter
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Works. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Works (.wps) file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow in the Works File Converter and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Works 9:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=94e17a66-cf09-4314-89ec-53deadabfa66

Microsoft Works 6-9 File Converter:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4605f684-6314-4758-adeb-2a8810dfc8d1

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-028

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-028 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


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