ID CVE-2013-1323
Summary Microsoft Publisher 2003 SP3 does not properly handle NULL values for unspecified data items, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Publisher file, aka "Publisher Incorrect NULL Value Handling Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:publisher:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:publisher:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-10-2018 - 22:04)
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
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2014-08-18T04:01:46.502-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name SecPod Team
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Maria Kedovskaya
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Evgeniy Pavlov
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
comment Microsoft Publisher 2003 SP3 is installed
oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16382
description Microsoft Publisher 2003 SP3 does not properly handle NULL values for unspecified data items, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Publisher file, aka "Publisher Incorrect NULL Value Handling Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16733
status accepted
submitted 2013-05-17T11:17:16
title Incorrect NULL value handling vulnerability in Microsoft Publisher - MS13-042
version 12
refmap via4
cert TA13-134A
ms MS13-042
Last major update 12-10-2018 - 22:04
Published 15-05-2013 - 03:36
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