ID CVE-2008-3018
Summary Microsoft Office 2000 SP3, XP SP3, and 2003 SP2; Office Converter Pack; and Works 8 do not properly parse the length of a PICT file, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PICT file, aka the "Malformed PICT Filter Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-3021.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_nt:xp:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_nt:xp:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_converter_pack:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_converter_pack:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:works:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:works:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-10-2018 - 21:47)
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 2015-08-10T04:01:00.118-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Akihito Nakamura
    organization AIST
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
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
  • comment Microsoft Project 2002 SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:707
  • comment Microsoft Office Converter Pack is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:28520
description Microsoft Office 2000 SP3, XP SP3, and 2003 SP2; Office Converter Pack; and Works 8 do not properly parse the length of a PICT file, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PICT file, aka the "Malformed PICT Filter Vulnerability," a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-3021.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5879
status accepted
submitted 2008-08-13T09:28:00
title Microsoft Malformed PICT Filter Vulnerability
version 15
refmap via4
bid 30597
cert TA08-225A
hp
  • HPSBST02360
  • SSRT080117
ms MS08-044
sectrack 1020673
secunia 31336
vupen ADV-2008-2348
Last major update 12-10-2018 - 21:47
Published 12-08-2008 - 23:41
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