ID CVE-2008-2463
Summary The Microsoft Office Snapshot Viewer ActiveX control in snapview.ocx 10.0.5529.0, as distributed in the standalone Snapshot Viewer and Microsoft Office Access 2000 through 2003, allows remote attackers to download arbitrary files to a client machine via a crafted HTML document or e-mail message, probably involving use of the SnapshotPath and CompressedPath properties and the PrintSnapshot method. NOTE: this can be leveraged for code execution by writing to a Startup folder.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_snapshot_viewer_activex:office2000:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_snapshot_viewer_activex:office2000:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_snapshot_viewer_activex:office_2003:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_snapshot_viewer_activex:office_2003:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_snapshot_viewer_activex:office_xp:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_snapshot_viewer_activex:office_xp:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 29-09-2017 - 01:31)
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
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
oval via4
accepted 2014-06-30T04:11:15.430-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
description The Microsoft Office Snapshot Viewer ActiveX control in snapview.ocx 10.0.5529.0, as distributed in the standalone Snapshot Viewer and Microsoft Office Access 2000 through 2003, allows remote attackers to download arbitrary files to a client machine via a crafted HTML document or e-mail message, probably involving use of the SnapshotPath and CompressedPath properties and the PrintSnapshot method. NOTE: this can be leveraged for code execution by writing to a Startup folder.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6120
status accepted
submitted 2008-08-13T09:28:00
title Snapshot Viewer Arbitrary File Download Vulnerability
version 68
refmap via4
bid 30114
cert
  • TA08-189A
  • TA08-225A
cert-vn VU#837785
confirm http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/955179.mspx
exploit-db 6124
hp
  • HPSBST02360
  • SSRT080117
sectrack 1020433
secunia 30883
vupen ADV-2008-2012
xf microsoft-snapshotviewer-code-execution(43613)
saint via4
bid 30144
description Microsoft Access Snapshot Viewer file download vulnerability
id win_patch_snapview
osvdb 46749
title ms_access_snapview_file_download
type client
Last major update 29-09-2017 - 01:31
Published 07-07-2008 - 23:41
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