ID CVE-2010-2747
Summary Microsoft Word 2002 SP3 and Office 2004 for Mac do not properly handle an uninitialized pointer during parsing of a Word document, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted document that triggers memory corruption, aka "Word Uninitialized Pointer Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-10-2018 - 21:58)
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
assigner via4 cve@mitre.org
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2012-05-28T04:02:23.399-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
comment Microsoft Word 2002 is installed
oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:973
description Microsoft Word 2002 SP3 and Office 2004 for Mac do not properly handle an uninitialized pointer during parsing of a Word document, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted document that triggers memory corruption, aka "Word Uninitialized Pointer Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7121
status accepted
submitted 2009-11-10T13:00:00
title Word Uninitialized Pointer Vulnerability
version 6
refmap via4
bugtraq 20101014 VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Office Word Uninitialized Pointer Vulnerability (CVE-2010-2747)
cert TA10-285A
ms MS10-079
vulnerable_product via4
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:word:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
Last major update 12-10-2018 - 21:58
Published 13-10-2010 - 19:00
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