ID CVE-2010-0266
Summary Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1 and SP2 does not properly verify e-mail attachments with a PR_ATTACH_METHOD property value of ATTACH_BY_REFERENCE, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted message, aka "Microsoft Outlook SMB Attachment Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:outlook:2002:sp3
  • Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003 Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:outlook:2003:sp3
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp3
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:outlook:2007:sp1
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:outlook:2007:sp2
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2007:sp1
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2007:sp2
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 15-07-2010 - 11:11)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
  • description Outlook ATTACH_BY_REF_ONLY File Execution. CVE-2010-0266. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16700
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-09-20
    published 2010-09-20
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16700/
    title Outlook ATTACH_BY_REF_ONLY File Execution
  • description Outlook ATTACH_BY_REF_RESOLVE File Execution. CVE-2010-0266. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16699
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-09-20
    published 2010-09-20
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16699/
    title Outlook ATTACH_BY_REF_RESOLVE File Execution
metasploit via4
  • description It has been discovered that certain e-mail message cause Outlook to create Windows shortcut-like attachments or messages within Outlook. Through specially crafted TNEF streams with certain MAPI attachment properties, it is possible to set a path name to files to be executed. When a user double clicks on such an attachment or message, Outlook will proceed to execute the file that is set by the path name value. These files can be local files, but also file stored remotely for example on a file share. Exploitation is limited by the fact that its is not possible for attackers to supply command line options.
    id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/EMAIL/MS10_045_OUTLOOK_REF_RESOLVE
    last seen 2018-08-31
    modified 2017-07-24
    published 2010-07-25
    reliability Excellent
    reporter Rapid7
    source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/email/ms10_045_outlook_ref_resolve.rb
    title Outlook ATTACH_BY_REF_RESOLVE File Execution
  • description It has been discovered that certain e-mail message cause Outlook to create Windows shortcut-like attachments or messages within Outlook. Through specially crafted TNEF streams with certain MAPI attachment properties, it is possible to set a path name to files to be executed. When a user double clicks on such an attachment or message, Outlook will proceed to execute the file that is set by the path name value. These files can be local files, but also files stored remotely (on a file share, for example) can be used. Exploitation is limited by the fact that it is not possible for attackers to supply command line options.
    id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/EMAIL/MS10_045_OUTLOOK_REF_ONLY
    last seen 2018-08-31
    modified 2017-09-22
    published 2010-07-25
    reliability Excellent
    reporter Rapid7
    source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/email/ms10_045_outlook_ref_only.rb
    title Outlook ATTACH_BY_REF_ONLY File Execution
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS10-045
bulletin_url
date 2010-07-13T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 978212
knowledgebase_url
severity Important
title Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS10-045.NASL
description The Outlook component of Microsoft Office has a remote code execution vulnerability. Opening an attachment in a specially crafted email can result in arbitrary code execution. A remote attacker could exploit this by sending a user an email and tricking them into opening a malicious attachment, resulting in code execution.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2019-01-10
plugin id 47713
published 2010-07-13
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=47713
title MS10-045: Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978212)
oval via4
accepted 2012-05-28T04:00:08.336-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Outlook 2002 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5179
  • comment Microsoft Outlook 2003 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5505
  • comment Microsoft Outlook 2007 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5352
description Microsoft Office Outlook 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1 and SP2 does not properly verify e-mail attachments with a PR_ATTACH_METHOD property value of ATTACH_BY_REFERENCE, which allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted message, aka "Microsoft Outlook SMB Attachment Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11623
status accepted
submitted 2010-07-13T13:00:00
title Microsoft Outlook SMB Attachment Vulnerability
version 8
packetstorm via4
refmap via4
cert TA10-194A
ms MS10-045
saint via4
bid 41446
description Microsoft Outlook SMB Attachment ATTACH_BY_REFERENCE vulnerability
id win_patch_office2002atl,win_patch_office2003atl,win_patch_office2007atl
osvdb 66296
title outlook_smb_attachment
type client
Last major update 17-09-2010 - 01:44
Published 15-07-2010 - 08:57
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:56
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