ID CVE-2006-3435
Summary PowerPoint in Microsoft Office 2000, XP, 2003, 2004 for Mac, and v.X for Mac does not properly parse the slide notes field in a document, which allows remote user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted data in this field, which triggers an erroneous object pointer calculation that uses data from within the document. NOTE: this issue is different than other PowerPoint vulnerabilities including CVE-2006-4694.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • 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:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:v.x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:v.x:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 30-10-2018 - 16:25)
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 2012-05-28T04:01:46.859-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Robert L. Hollis
    organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
comment Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 is installed
oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:666
description PowerPoint in Microsoft Office 2000, XP, 2003, 2004 for Mac, and v.X for Mac does not properly parse the slide notes field in a document, which allows remote user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted data in this field, which triggers an erroneous object pointer calculation that uses data from within the document. NOTE: this issue is different than other PowerPoint vulnerabilities including CVE-2006-4694.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:476
status accepted
submitted 2006-10-11T05:29:41
title Microsoft PowerPoint Malformed Object Pointer Vulnerability
version 5
refmap via4
bid 20304
bugtraq 20061010 ZDI-06-032: Microsoft Office PowerPoint Malformed Slide Notes Rebuilding Vulnerability
cert-vn VU#187028
hp
  • HPSBST02161
  • SSRT061264
misc http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-06-032.html
ms MS06-058
osvdb 29446
sectrack 1017030
vupen ADV-2006-3977
Last major update 30-10-2018 - 16:25
Published 10-10-2006 - 21:07
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