ID CVE-2008-1435
Summary Windows Explorer in Microsoft Windows Vista up to SP1, and Server 2008, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted saved-search (.search-ms) files that are not properly handled when saving, aka "Windows Saved Search Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:2008
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:2008
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 09-07-2008 - 10:35)
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_MS08-038.NASL
description The remote version of Windows contains a version of the Windows Shell that contains a vulnerability in the way it handles saved searches. An attacker might use this flaw to trick an administrator to execute a saved search and therefore execute arbitrary commands on his behalf.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 33442
published 2008-07-08
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33442
title MS08-038: Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution (950582)
oval via4
accepted 2011-10-31T04:04:10.126-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Jeff Ito
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
definition_extensions
  • 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 Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4873
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5254
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5356
description Windows Explorer in Microsoft Windows Vista up to SP1, and Server 2008, allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted saved-search (.search-ms) files that are not properly handled when saving, aka "Windows Saved Search Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5600
status accepted
submitted 2008-07-08T14:18:00
title Windows Saved Search Vulnerability
version 69
refmap via4
bid 30109
cert TA08-190A
ms MS08-038
sectrack 1020436
secunia 30953
vupen ADV-2008-2020
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 22:07
Published 08-07-2008 - 19:41
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:45
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