MinorRev: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-024 - Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (839645)

From: Russ Cooper (Russ.Cooper_at_TRUSECURE.CA)
Date: 07/14/04

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    Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-024:
    Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (839645)

    Bulletin URL:
    <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-024.mspx>

    Reason for Revision: Updated file manifest information for the Windows XP Packages
    Version Number: 1.2
    Issued Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
    Revision Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
    Impact of Vulnerability: Remote Code Execution
    Maximum Severity Rating: Important
    Patch(es) Replaced: This update replaces MS03-027 on Windows XP. This update does not replace MS03-027 on Windows NT 4.0, on Windows 2000, or on Windows Server 2003.
    Caveats: None

    Tested Software:
    Affected Software:
    ------------------
    * Microsoft Windows NT. Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a
    <http://tinyurl.com/42z8w>
    * Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
    <http://tinyurl.com/5ruyy>
    * Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6
    <http://tinyurl.com/6o2u2>
    * Microsoft Windows NT. Workstation 4.0 Service Pack 6a and NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a with Active Desktop
    <http://tinyurl.com/3s8z7>
    * Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    <http://tinyurl.com/5kka9>
    * Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
    <http://tinyurl.com/4oee8>
    * Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
    <http://tinyurl.com/49rwo>
    * Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
    <http://tinyurl.com/626oq>
    * Microsoft Windows Server(tm) 2003
    <http://tinyurl.com/56xsp>
    * Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) - Review the FAQ section of this bulletin for details about these operating systems.
    <http://tinyurl.com/626oq>

    Technical Description:
    ----------------------
    * Windows Shell Vulnerability - CAN-2004-0420: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows Shell launches applications. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability if a user visited a malicious Web site. If a user is logged on with administrative privileges, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. However, user interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability.

    Revision History:
    -----------------
    * v1.0 - 7/13/2004: Bulletin published
    * v1.1 - 7/13/2004: Updated mitigating factors
    * v1.2 - 7/13/2004: Updated file manifest information for the Windows XP Packages

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    Cheers,
    Russ - Senior Scientist - TruSecure Corporation/NTBugtraq Editor

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