ID CVE-2008-3704
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in the MaskedEdit ActiveX control in Msmask32.ocx 6.0.81.69, and possibly other versions before 6.0.84.18, in Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Studio .NET 2002 SP1 and 2003 SP1, and Visual FoxPro 8.0 SP1 and 9.0 SP1 and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long Mask parameter, related to not "validating property values with boundary checks," as exploited in the wild in August 2008, aka "Masked Edit Control Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft visual_basic 6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_basic:6.0
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_foxpro:8.0:sp1
  • Microsoft visual_fox_pro 9.0 SP1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_foxpro:9.0:sp1
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_foxpro:9.0:sp2
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_studio:6.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 SP1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_studio_.net:2002:sp1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_studio_.net:2003:sp1
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 19-08-2008 - 12:07)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
  • description Microsoft Visual Studio (Msmask32.ocx) ActiveX Remote BOF Exploit. CVE-2008-3704. Remote exploit for windows platform
    file exploits/windows/remote/6317.html
    id EDB-ID:6317
    last seen 2016-02-01
    modified 2008-08-26
    platform windows
    port
    published 2008-08-26
    reporter Koshi
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/6317/
    title Microsoft Visual Studio Msmask32.ocx ActiveX Remote BoF Exploit
    type remote
  • description Microsoft Visual Studio (Msmask32.ocx) ActiveX Remote BOF PoC. CVE-2008-3704. Dos exploit for windows platform
    file exploits/windows/dos/6244.js
    id EDB-ID:6244
    last seen 2016-02-01
    modified 2008-08-14
    platform windows
    port
    published 2008-08-14
    reporter Symantec
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/6244/
    title Microsoft Visual Studio Msmask32.ocx ActiveX Remote BoF PoC
    type dos
  • description Microsoft Visual Studio Msmask32.ocx ActiveX Buffer Overflow. CVE-2008-3704. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16507
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-11-24
    published 2010-11-24
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16507/
    title Microsoft Visual Studio - Msmask32.ocx ActiveX Buffer Overflow
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in Microsoft's Visual Studio 6.0. When passing a specially crafted string to the Mask parameter of the Mdmask32.ocx ActiveX Control, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/MS08_070_VISUAL_STUDIO_MSMASK
last seen 2019-03-25
modified 2017-10-05
published 2010-06-15
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/ms08_070_visual_studio_msmask.rb
title Microsoft Visual Studio Mdmask32.ocx ActiveX Buffer Overflow
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS08-070
bulletin_url
date 2008-12-09T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 932349
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Vulnerabilities in Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files (ActiveX Controls) Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS08-070.NASL
description The remote host contains a version of the ActiveX control for Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious web page and enticing a victim to visit it. Note that this control may have been included with Visual Studio or FoxPro or as part of a third-party application created by one of those products.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 35069
published 2008-12-10
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35069
title MS08-070: Vulnerabilities in Visual Basic 6.0 ActiveX Controls Could Allow Remote Code Execution (932349)
oval via4
accepted 2012-11-12T04:00:33.420-05:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Pradeep R B
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Pradeep R B
    organization SecPod Technologies
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002 SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:981
  • comment Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:168
  • comment Microsoft Visual FoxPro is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14198
  • comment Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15369
description Heap-based buffer overflow in the MaskedEdit ActiveX control in Msmask32.ocx 6.0.81.69, and possibly other versions before 6.0.84.18, in Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Studio .NET 2002 SP1 and 2003 SP1, and Visual FoxPro 8.0 SP1 and 9.0 SP1 and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long Mask parameter, related to not "validating property values with boundary checks," as exploited in the wild in August 2008, aka "Masked Edit Control Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5794
status accepted
submitted 2008-12-09T13:31:00
title Masked Edit Control Memory Corruption Vulnerability
version 67
packetstorm via4
refmap via4
bid 30674
cert TA08-344A
confirm http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-473.htm
exploit-db
  • 6244
  • 6317
ms MS08-070
sectrack 1020710
secunia 31498
vupen
  • ADV-2008-2380
  • ADV-2008-3382
xf visualstudio-maskededit-bo(44444)
saint via4
bid 30674
description Microsoft Visual Studio MaskedEdit ActiveX buffer overflow
id misc_vstudioaxbo
osvdb 47475
title visual_studio_msmask
type client
Last major update 01-08-2011 - 00:00
Published 18-08-2008 - 15:41
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:48
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