Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) 2000 SmartHTML Interpreter denial of service

fpse-smarthtml-interpreter-dos (10194) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) are vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by a vulnerability in the FPSE SmartHTML (shtml.dll) Interpreter. A remote attacker could send a malformed file request to the vulnerable Web server to exploit the vulnerability in the SmartHTML Interpreter and cause the Web server's CPU usage to increase to 100%. The Web server must be restarted to regain normal functionality.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-051. See References.

Note: Microsoft originally provided a patch for this vulnerability in MS02-053, but it was superseded by the patch released with MS03-051.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000

Reported:

Sep 25, 2002

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