ID CVE-2008-4268
Summary The Windows Search component in Microsoft Windows Vista Gold and SP1 and Server 2008 does not properly free memory during a save operation for a Windows Search file, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted saved-search file, aka "Windows Saved Search Vulnerability." http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-075.mspx Windows Saved Search Vulnerability - CVE-2008-4268 A remote code execution vulnerability exists when saving a specially crafted search file within Windows Explorer. This operation causes Windows Explorer to exit and restart in an exploitable manner.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:o: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:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:*:x64:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:*:x64:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:gold:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:gold:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp1:x64:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp1:x64:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 8.5 (as of 12-10-2018 - 21:48)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-399
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM SINGLE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2011-11-21T04:13:13.091-05:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Jeff Ito
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Prashanth A.
    organization SecPod Technologies
definition_extensions
  • 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 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 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 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
description The Windows Search component in Microsoft Windows Vista Gold and SP1 and Server 2008 does not properly free memory during a save operation for a Windows Search file, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted saved-search file, aka "Windows Saved Search Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5853
status accepted
submitted 2008-12-09T13:52:00-05:00
title Windows Saved Search Vulnerability
version 35
refmap via4
cert TA08-344A
ms MS08-075
sectrack 1021366
secunia 33053
vupen ADV-2008-3387
Last major update 12-10-2018 - 21:48
Published 10-12-2008 - 14:00
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