ID CVE-2006-0031
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003, in Microsoft Office 2000 SP3 and other packages, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via an Excel file with a malformed record with a modified length value, which leads to memory corruption.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:v.x:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:v.x:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 5.1 (as of 19-10-2018 - 15:42)
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 HIGH NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
PARTIAL PARTIAL PARTIAL
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
oval via4
  • accepted 2012-05-28T04:00:28.261-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Robert L. Hollis
      organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
    • name Robert L. Hollis
      organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
    • name John Hoyland
      organization Centennial Software
    • name Shane Shaffer
      organization G2, Inc.
    description Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003, in Microsoft Office 2000 SP3 and other packages, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via an Excel file with a malformed record with a modified length value, which leads to memory corruption.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1327
    status accepted
    submitted 2006-03-15T10:53:00.000-04:00
    title Excel 2000 Remote Code Execution via Malformed Record
    version 5
  • accepted 2006-05-03T10:06:00.000-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    name Robert L. Hollis
    organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    comment Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:439
    description Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003, in Microsoft Office 2000 SP3 and other packages, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via an Excel file with a malformed record with a modified length value, which leads to memory corruption.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1525
    status accepted
    submitted 2006-03-15T10:53:00.000-04:00
    title Excel Viewer 2003 Remote Code Execution via Malformed Record
    version 5
  • accepted 2012-05-28T04:01:23.163-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Robert L. Hollis
      organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
    • name Matthew Wojcik
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Matthew Wojcik
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Shane Shaffer
      organization G2, Inc.
    description Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003, in Microsoft Office 2000 SP3 and other packages, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via an Excel file with a malformed record with a modified length value, which leads to memory corruption.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1750
    status accepted
    submitted 2006-03-15T10:53:00.000-04:00
    title Excel 2003 Remote Code Execution via Malformed Record
    version 6
  • accepted 2012-05-28T04:02:36.239-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Robert L. Hollis
      organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
    • name Matthew Wojcik
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Matthew Wojcik
      organization The MITRE Corporation
    • name Shane Shaffer
      organization G2, Inc.
    description Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Excel 2000, 2002, and 2003, in Microsoft Office 2000 SP3 and other packages, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via an Excel file with a malformed record with a modified length value, which leads to memory corruption.
    family windows
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:763
    status accepted
    submitted 2006-03-15T10:53:00.000-04:00
    title Excel 2002 Remote Code Execution via Malformed Record
    version 6
refmap via4
bid 17101
bugtraq 20060315 [xfocus-SD-060314]Microsoft Office Excel Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
cert TA06-073A
cert-vn VU#104302
confirm http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-069.htm
fulldisc 20060314 [xfocus-SD-060314]Microsoft Office Excel Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
ms MS06-012
osvdb 23902
sectrack 1015766
secunia
  • 19138
  • 19238
sreason 589
vulnwatch 20060315 [xfocus-SD-060314]Microsoft Office Excel Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
vupen ADV-2006-0950
xf excel-record-bo(25228)
Last major update 19-10-2018 - 15:42
Published 14-03-2006 - 23:02
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