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: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
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_snapshot_viewer_activex:office2000
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_snapshot_viewer_activex:office2000
CVSS
Base: 6.8 (as of 08-07-2008 - 11:21)
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
exploit-db via4
  • description Microsoft Access (Snapview.ocx 10.0.5529.0) ActiveX Remote Exploit. CVE-2008-2463. Remote exploit for windows platform
    file exploits/windows/remote/6124.c
    id EDB-ID:6124
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2008-07-24
    platform windows
    port
    published 2008-07-24
    reporter callAX
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/6124/
    title Microsoft Access Snapview.ocx 10.0.5529.0 ActiveX Remote Exploit
    type remote
  • description Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access ActiveX Control Arbitrary File Download. CVE-2008-2463. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16605
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-09-20
    published 2010-09-20
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16605/
    title Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access ActiveX Control Arbitrary File Download
metasploit via4
description This module allows remote attackers to place arbitrary files on a users file system via the Microsoft Office Snapshot Viewer ActiveX Control.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/MS08_041_SNAPSHOTVIEWER
last seen 2019-03-31
modified 2017-07-24
published 2008-10-01
reliability Excellent
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/ms08_041_snapshotviewer.rb
title Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access ActiveX Control Arbitrary File Download
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS08-041.NASL
description The remote host contains a version of the ActiveX control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access which is vulnerable to a security flaw that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious web page and entice a victim to visit it.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 33870
published 2008-08-13
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=33870
title MS08-041: Vulnerability in the ActiveX Control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955617)
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
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/83071/ms08_041_snapshotviewer.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:83071
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2009-11-26
reporter MC
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/83071/Snapshot-Viewer-for-Microsoft-Access-ActiveX-Control-Arbitrary-File-Download.html
title Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access ActiveX Control Arbitrary File Download
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 12-09-2012 - 22:29
Published 07-07-2008 - 19:41
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:31
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