ID CVE-2009-0563
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Office Word 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1 and SP2; Microsoft Office for Mac 2004 and 2008; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 SP3; Microsoft Office Word Viewer; and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Word document with a crafted tag containing an invalid length field, aka "Word Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Office 2004 Mac
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:-:mac
  • Microsoft Office 2008 Mac
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2008:-:mac
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack_for_word_excel_ppt_2007:-:sp1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack_for_word_excel_ppt_2007:-:sp1
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack_for_word_excel_ppt_2007:-:sp2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack_for_word_excel_ppt_2007:-:sp2
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2000:sp3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2000:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2002:sp3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2002:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2003:sp3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2003:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2007:sp1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2007:sp1
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2007:sp2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word:2007:sp2
  • Microsoft Office Word Viewer
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word_viewer
  • Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 SP3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_word_viewer:2003:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:open_xml_file_format_converter:-:mac
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:open_xml_file_format_converter:-:mac
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 10-06-2009 - 15:01)
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
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS09-027
bulletin_url
date 2009-06-09T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 969514
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_MS_OFFICE_JUN2009.NASL
    description The remote Mac OS X host is running a version of Microsoft Office that is affected by several vulnerabilities. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Excel, PowerPoint, or Word file, these issues could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-14
    plugin id 50062
    published 2010-10-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50062
    title MS09-017 / MS09-021 / MS09-027: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (967340 / 969462 / 969514) (Mac OS X)
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS09-027.NASL
    description The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Word or Word Viewer that is affected by two buffer overflow vulnerabilities. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Word file, he could leverage these issues to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 39349
    published 2009-06-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=39349
    title MS09-027: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (969514)
oval via4
accepted 2014-06-30T04:11:15.588-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Gideon Technologies, Inc.
  • name Brendan Miles
    organization The MITRE Corporation
  • name Sharath S
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Pradeep R B
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Sergey Artykhov
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Word 2002 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:973
  • comment Microsoft Word 2003 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:475
  • comment Microsoft Word Viewer is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:737
  • comment Microsoft Word 2007 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2074
  • comment Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1853
description Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Office Word 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1 and SP2; Microsoft Office for Mac 2004 and 2008; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 SP3; Microsoft Office Word Viewer; and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Word document with a crafted tag containing an invalid length field, aka "Word Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6133
status accepted
submitted 2009-06-09T14:00:00
title Word Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
version 28
refmap via4
bid 35188
bugtraq 20090610 ZDI-09-035: Microsoft Word Document Stack Based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
cert TA09-160A
misc http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-035
ms MS09-027
osvdb 54959
sectrack 1022356
vupen ADV-2009-1546
the hacker news via4
id THN:F302687043238DADE9721B72B5CEEBCA
last seen 2017-01-08
modified 2013-02-14
published 2013-02-14
reporter Mohit Kumar
source http://thehackernews.com/2013/02/chinese-government-targets-uyghur-group.html
title Chinese Government targets Uyghur group by malware attack
Last major update 21-08-2010 - 01:30
Published 10-06-2009 - 14:00
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:50
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