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Patch Available for "Site Wizard Input Validation" Vulnerability
From: secnotif () MICROSOFT COM (Microsoft Product Security)
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 17:47:33 -0800


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Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-010)
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Patch Available for "Site Wizard Input Validation" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: February 18, 2000

Summary
=======
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability
in web applications associated with Microsoft® Site Server 3.0, Commerce
Edition. These applications are provided as samples and generated by
wizards, but do not follow security best practices. If deployed on a
web site, they could allow inappropriate access to a database on the
site. Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the
patch can be found at
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-010.asp.

Issue
=====
Two sample web sites provided as part of Site Server 3.0, Commerce
Edition do not follow security best practices; the code generated by
one of the wizards is affected by the same problem. The code requests
an identification number as one of the inputs, but does not validate
it before using it in a database query. As a result, a malicious user
could, instead of entering an appropriate input, provide SQL commands.
If this were done, the SQL commands would be executed as part of the
query, and could be used to create, modify, delete or read data in the
database.

The vulnerability only affects sites that have either deployed the code
at issue here, or have used the code as a model for developing custom code.
Customers who have deployed the code should apply the patch to ensure that
security best practices are followed. Customers who have used the code as a
guide in developing their own should refer to the Knowledge Base article
referenced below for specific code changes.

Affected Software Versions
==========================
Microsoft Site Server 3.0, Commerce Edition

Patch Availability
==================
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Release.asp?ReleaseID=18767

NOTE: Additional security patches are available at the Microsoft Download
Center

More Information
================
Please see the following references for more information related to this
issue.
 - Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-010,
   http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-010.asp
 - Microsoft TechNet Security Web site,
   http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/default.asp

Obtaining Support on this Issue
===============================
This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft
Technical Support is available at
<http://support.microsoft.com/support/contact/default.asp>.

Acknowledgments
===============
Microsoft thanks </technet/security/bulletin/policy.asp> Nick Southwell
of Creative Online Media for reporting this problem to us and working
with us to protect customers.

Revisions
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*       February 18, 2000: Bulletin Created.

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