ID CVE-2008-0083
Summary The (1) VBScript (VBScript.dll) and (2) JScript (JScript.dll) scripting engines 5.1 and 5.6, as used in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, and Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, do not properly decode script, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2000:-:sp4
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Service Pack 1 Itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp1:itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2 Itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp2:itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp2:x64
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:x64
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 09-04-2008 - 08:59)
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 MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS08-022.NASL
description The remote host is running a version of Windows that contains a flaw in JScript. An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious JScript and enticing a victim to visit a web site or view a specially crafted email message.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 31795
published 2008-04-08
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=31795
title MS08-022: Vulnerability in VBScript and JScript Scripting Engines Could Allow Remote Code Execution (944338)
oval via4
accepted 2008-05-19T04:00:21.426-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
name Sudhir Gandhe
organization Secure Elements, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:521
  • 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
description The (1) VBScript (VBScript.dll) and (2) JScript (JScript.dll) scripting engines 5.1 and 5.6, as used in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2, and Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, do not properly decode script, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5495
status accepted
submitted 2008-04-08T16:04:00
title VBScript and JScript Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
version 67
refmap via4
bid 28551
cert TA08-099A
hp
  • HPSBST02329
  • SSRT080048
ms MS08-022
sectrack 1019799
secunia 29712
vupen ADV-2008-1146
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 00:00
Published 08-04-2008 - 19:05
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:44
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