ID CVE-2008-4038
Summary Buffer underflow in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, and Server 2008 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Server Message Block (SMB) request that contains a filename with a crafted length, aka "SMB Buffer Underflow Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2000:-:sp4
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp1
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp1:itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp1:itanium
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp1:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp1:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:itanium
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:x32
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:x32
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp1:x64
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:sp1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:x64
CVSS
Base: 10.0 (as of 15-10-2008 - 16:47)
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 LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id WIN_SERVER_2008_NTLM_PCI.NASL
    description According to the version number obtained by NTLM the remote host has Windows Server 2008 installed. The host may be vulnerable to a number of vulnerabilities including remote unauthenticated code execution.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-17
    plugin id 108811
    published 2018-04-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=108811
    title Windows Server 2008 Critical RCE Vulnerabilities (uncredentialed) (PCI/DSS)
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS08-063.NASL
    description The remote host contains a memory corruption vulnerability in the 'Server' service that may allow an attacker to perform a denial of service against the remote host.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 34408
    published 2008-10-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34408
    title MS08-063: Microsoft Windows SMB File Name Handling Remote Underflow (957095)
oval via4
accepted 2011-11-14T04:00:45.764-05:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Pooja Shetty
    organization SecPod Technologies
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:754
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:565
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4386
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:720
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1205
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1935
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2161
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4193
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1442
  • 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 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5356
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
description Buffer underflow in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, and Server 2008 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Server Message Block (SMB) request that contains a filename with a crafted length, aka "SMB Buffer Underflow Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5787
status accepted
submitted 2008-10-14T13:33:00
title SMB Buffer Underflow Vulnerability
version 41
refmap via4
bid 31647
cert TA08-288A
hp
  • HPSBST02379
  • SSRT080143
ms MS08-063
sectrack 1021049
secunia 32249
vupen ADV-2008-2814
xf
  • win-ms08kb957095-update(45561)
  • win-smb-filename-bu(45560)
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 22:11
Published 14-10-2008 - 20:12
Last modified 26-02-2019 - 09:04
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