ID CVE-2009-1534
Summary Buffer overflow in the Office Web Components ActiveX Control in Microsoft Office XP SP3, Office 2000 Web Components SP3, Office XP Web Components SP3, BizTalk Server 2002, and Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted property values, aka "Office Web Components Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Biztalk Server 2002
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:biztalk_server:2002
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:isa_server:2004:sp3:enterprise
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:isa_server:2004:sp3:enterprise
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:isa_server:2004:sp3:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:isa_server:2004:sp3:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:isa_server:2006:sp1:enterprise
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:isa_server:2006:sp1:enterprise
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:isa_server:2006:sp1:standard
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:isa_server:2006:sp1:standard
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:-:-:small_business_accounting_2006
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:-:-:small_business_accounting_2006
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp3
  • Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_web_components:2000:sp3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_web_components:2000:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_web_components:2003:sp1:2007_microsoft_office
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_web_components:2003:sp1:2007_microsoft_office
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Web Components Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_web_components:2003:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_web_components:xp:sp3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_web_components:xp:sp3
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visual_studio_.net:2003:sp1
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-08-2009 - 13:32)
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 OWC Spreadsheet HTMLURL Buffer Overflow. CVE-2009-1534. Webapps exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:16542
last seen 2016-02-02
modified 2010-04-30
published 2010-04-30
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16542/
title Microsoft OWC Spreadsheet HTMLURL Buffer Overflow
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a buffer overflow in Microsoft's Office Web Components. When passing an overly long string as the "HTMLURL" parameter an attacker can execute arbitrary code.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/MS09_043_OWC_HTMLURL
last seen 2018-12-13
modified 2017-10-05
published 2010-03-03
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/ms09_043_owc_htmlurl.rb
title Microsoft OWC Spreadsheet HTMLURL Buffer Overflow
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS09-043
bulletin_url
date 2009-08-11T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 957638
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Web Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS09-043.NASL
description The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Office Web Components that is affected by various flaws that may allow arbitrary code to be run. To succeed, the attacker would have to send specially crafted URLs to a user of the remote computer and have him process it with Microsoft Office Web Components.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 40562
published 2009-08-11
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40562
title MS09-043: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Web Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957638)
oval via4
accepted 2014-06-30T04:11:17.474-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Gideon Technologies, Inc.
  • name Mike Lah
    organization The MITRE Corporation
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Office XP is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:663
  • comment Microsoft Office XP Web Components is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6283
  • comment Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:168
description Buffer overflow in the Office Web Components ActiveX Control in Microsoft Office XP SP3, Office 2000 Web Components SP3, Office XP Web Components SP3, BizTalk Server 2002, and Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted property values, aka "Office Web Components Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6326
status accepted
submitted 2009-08-11T13:00:00
title Office Web Components Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
version 11
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/86865/ms09_043_owc_htmlurl.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:86865
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2010-03-03
reporter jduck
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/86865/Microsoft-OWC-Spreadsheet-HTMLURL-Buffer-Overflow.html
title Microsoft OWC Spreadsheet HTMLURL Buffer Overflow
refmap via4
bid 35992
cert TA09-223A
ms MS09-043
osvdb 56916
sectrack 1022708
saint via4
bid 35992
description Microsoft Office Web Components OWC.Spreadsheet.9 HTMLURL property overflow
id win_patch_owcrce
osvdb 56916
title ms_office_web_components_spreadsheet_htmlurl
type client
Last major update 21-08-2010 - 01:32
Published 12-08-2009 - 13:30
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:51
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