ID CVE-2008-0118
Summary Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft Office 2000 SP3, XP SP3, 2003 SP2, Excel Viewer 2003 up to SP3, and Office 2004 for Mac allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Office document that triggers memory corruption from an "allocation error," aka "Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-10-2018 - 21:45)
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
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2012-05-28T04:01:49.684-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Pradeep R B
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Office 2000 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:93
  • comment Microsoft Office XP is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:663
  • comment Microsoft Office 2003 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:233
description Unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft Office 2000 SP3, XP SP3, 2003 SP2, Excel Viewer 2003 up to SP3, and Office 2004 for Mac allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Office document that triggers memory corruption from an "allocation error," aka "Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5190
status accepted
submitted 2008-03-11T14:47:00
title Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
version 9
refmap via4
bid 28146
cert TA08-071A
hp
  • HPSBST02320
  • SSRT080028
ms MS08-016
sectrack 1019578
secunia 29321
vupen ADV-2008-0848
saint via4
bid 28146
description Microsoft Office Drawing Shapes memory corruption vulnerability
id win_patch_office2000,win_patch_office2002,win_patch_office2004macver
osvdb 42709
title ms_office_drawing_shapes
type client
Last major update 12-10-2018 - 21:45
Published 11-03-2008 - 23:44
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