||Unspecified vulnerability in certain COM objects in Microsoft Office Web Components 2000 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted URL, aka "Office Web Components URL Parsing Vulnerability."
|Base: ||9.3 (as of 12-10-2018 - 21:41)|
Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high.
The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality.
The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
|name||SecPod Team |
|organization||SecPod Technologies |
|name||Josh Turpin |
|organization||Symantec Corporation |
|name||Maria Mikhno |
|comment||Microsoft Office 2000 is installed |
|comment||Microsoft Office XP is installed |
|comment||Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 is installed |
|comment||Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 is installed |
|description||Unspecified vulnerability in certain COM objects in Microsoft Office Web Components 2000 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted URL, aka "Office Web Components URL Parsing Vulnerability." |
|title||Office Web Components URL Parsing Vulnerability |
|description||Microsoft Office Web Components OWC.Spreadsheet.9 ActiveX Control overflow |
|Last major update
||12-10-2018 - 21:41
||31-12-2006 - 05:00