ID CVE-2007-0675
Summary A certain ActiveX control in sapi.dll (aka the Speech API) in Speech Components in Microsoft Windows Vista, when the Speech Recognition feature is enabled, allows user-assisted remote attackers to delete arbitrary files, and conduct other unauthorized activities, via a web page with an embedded sound object that contains voice commands to an enabled microphone, allowing for interaction with Windows Explorer.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:32_bit
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:32_bit
CVSS
Base: 7.6 (as of 05-02-2007 - 11:28)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • 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 be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. 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.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS08-032.NASL
description The remote host contains the sapi.dll ActiveX control. The version of this control installed on the remote host reportedly contains multiple memory corruption flaws. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into visiting a specially crafted web page, he may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 33134
published 2008-06-10
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33134
title MS08-032: Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits (950760)
oval via4
accepted 2014-05-05T04:00:26.397-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Gideon Technologies, Inc.
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:754
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:720
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4193
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:565
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1935
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4386
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2161
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1205
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1442
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1282
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2041
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5356
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
description A certain ActiveX control in sapi.dll (aka the Speech API) in Speech Components in Microsoft Windows Vista, when the Speech Recognition feature is enabled, allows user-assisted remote attackers to delete arbitrary files, and conduct other unauthorized activities, via a web page with an embedded sound object that contains voice commands to an enabled microphone, allowing for interaction with Windows Explorer.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5489
status accepted
submitted 2008-06-10T14:50:00
title Speech API Vulnerability
version 23
refmap via4
bid 22359
cert TA08-162B
hp
  • HPSBST02344
  • SSRT080087
misc http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2007/01/31/issue-regarding-windows-vista-speech-recognition.aspx
mlist
  • [dailydave] 20070130 Vista speach recognition
  • [dailydave] 20070131 Vista speach recognition
ms MS08-032
sectrack 1020232
secunia 30578
vupen ADV-2008-1779
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 21:50
Published 02-02-2007 - 20:28
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:42
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