Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) 2000 SmartHTML Interpreter denial of service
|fpse-smarthtml-interpreter-dos (10194)||Medium Risk|
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.
Denial of Service
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Note: Microsoft originally provided a patch for this vulnerability in MS02-053, but it was superseded by the patch released with MS03-051.
- Full-Disclosure Mailing List, Fri Sep 27 2002 - 08:07:51 CDT: Buffer Overrun in SmartHTML Interpreter Could Allow Code Executio n (Q324096).
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-053: Buffer Overrun in SmartHTML Interpreter Could Allow Code Execution (Q324096).
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-051: Buffer Overrun in Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions Could Allow Code Execution (813360).
- BID-5804: Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions SmartHTML Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0692: Buffer overflow in SmartHTML Interpreter (shtml.dll) in Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions (FPSE) 2000 and 2002 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) or run arbitrary code, respectively, via a certain type of web file request.
- US-CERT VU#723537: Microsoft SmartHTML interpreter (shtml.dll) contains vulnerability
- Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2000
Sep 25, 2002
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