ID CVE-2010-3333
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Office XP SP3, Office 2003 SP3, Office 2007 SP2, Office 2010, Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac, Office for Mac 2011, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted RTF data, aka "RTF Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp3
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2007:sp2
  • Microsoft Office 2010
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2010
  • Microsoft Office 2004 Mac
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:-:mac
  • Microsoft Office 2008 Mac
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2008:-:mac
  • Microsoft Office 2011 Mac
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2011:-:mac
  • 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 10-11-2010 - 13:45)
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 Office 2003 Home/Pro - Code Execution (0day). CVE-2010-3333. Local exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:18334
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2012-01-08
    published 2012-01-08
    reporter b33f & g11tch
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/18334/
    title Microsoft Office 2003 Home/Pro - Code Execution 0day
  • description Microsoft Office 2010 Download Execute. CVE-2010-3333. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:24526
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2013-02-20
    published 2013-02-20
    reporter g11tch
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/24526/
    title Microsoft Office 2010 Download Execute
  • description Microsoft Office 2010 - RTF Header Stack Overflow Vulnerability Exploit. CVE-2010-3333. Local exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:17474
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2011-07-03
    published 2011-07-03
    reporter Snake
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/17474/
    title Microsoft Office 2010 - RTF Header Stack Overflow Vulnerability Exploit
  • description Microsoft Word RTF pFragments Stack Buffer Overflow (File Format). CVE-2010-3333. Local exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16686
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2011-03-04
    published 2011-03-04
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16686/
    title Microsoft Word RTF pFragments Stack Buffer Overflow File Format
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a stack-based buffer overflow in the handling of the 'pFragments' shape property within the Microsoft Word RTF parser. All versions of Microsoft Office 2010, 2007, 2003, and XP prior to the release of the MS10-087 bulletin are vulnerable. This module does not attempt to exploit the vulnerability via Microsoft Outlook. The Microsoft Word RTF parser was only used by default in versions of Microsoft Word itself prior to Office 2007. With the release of Office 2007, Microsoft began using the Word RTF parser, by default, to handle rich-text messages within Outlook as well. It was possible to configure Outlook 2003 and earlier to use the Microsoft Word engine too, but it was not a default setting. It appears as though Microsoft Office 2000 is not vulnerable. It is unlikely that Microsoft will confirm or deny this since Office 2000 has reached its support cycle end-of-life.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/FILEFORMAT/MS10_087_RTF_PFRAGMENTS_BOF
last seen 2018-04-25
modified 2017-07-24
published 2010-12-29
reliability Great
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/fileformat/ms10_087_rtf_pfragments_bof.rb
title MS10-087 Microsoft Word RTF pFragments Stack Buffer Overflow (File Format)
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS10-087
bulletin_url
date 2010-11-09T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 2423930
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
  • NASL family MacOS X Local Security Checks
    NASL id MACOSX_MS_OFFICE_NOV2010.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 Office file, these issues could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.
    last seen 2017-10-29
    modified 2017-08-30
    plugin id 50531
    published 2010-11-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50531
    title MS10-087: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2423930) (Mac OS X)
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS10-087.NASL
    description The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Office that is affected by several vulnerabilities : - An integer underflow exists in the way the application parses the PowerPoint file format, which could lead to heap corruption and allow for arbitrary code execution when opening a specially crafted PowerPoint file. (CVE-2010-2573) - A stack-based buffer overflow can be triggered when parsing specially crafted RTF files, leading to arbitrary code execution. (CVE-2010-3333) - A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the way the application parses specially crafted Office files containing Office Art Drawing records. (CVE-2010-3334) - A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the way drawing exceptions are handled when opening specially crafted Office files. (CVE-2010-3335) - A memory corruption vulnerability exists in the way the application parses specially crafted Office files. (CVE-2010-3336) - A DLL preloading (aka binary planting) vulnerability exists because the application insecurely looks in its current working directory when resolving DLL dependencies. (CVE-2010-3337)
    last seen 2017-10-29
    modified 2017-07-26
    plugin id 50528
    published 2010-11-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=50528
    title MS10-087: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2423930)
oval via4
accepted 2014-06-09T04:00:10.662-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Maria Kedovskaya
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Kedovskaya
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Office XP is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:663
  • comment Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15626
  • comment Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15607
  • comment Microsoft Office 2010 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12061
description Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Office XP SP3, Office 2003 SP3, Office 2007 SP2, Office 2010, Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac, Office for Mac 2011, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted RTF data, aka "RTF Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11931
status accepted
submitted 2010-03-09T13:00:00
title RTF Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
version 23
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/97153/ms10_087_rtf_pfragments_bof.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:97153
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2010-12-29
reporter wushi
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/97153/Microsoft-Word-RTF-pFragments-Stack-Buffer-Overflow.html
title Microsoft Word RTF pFragments Stack Buffer Overflow
refmap via4
bid 44652
cert TA10-313A
idefense 20101109 Microsoft Word RTF File Parsing Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
sectrack 1024705
secunia
  • 38521
  • 42144
sreason 8293
vupen ADV-2010-2923
saint via4
bid 44652
description Microsoft Office RTF pFragments Property Stack Buffer Overflow
id win_patch_office2002,win_patch_office2003,win_patch_office2007
osvdb 69085
title ms_office_rtf_pfragments_property
type client
the hacker news via4
Last major update 21-09-2011 - 23:24
Published 09-11-2010 - 22:00
Last modified 18-09-2017 - 21:31
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