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CVE-2006-1540 Detail

Current Description

MSO.DLL in Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP (2002), and Office 2003 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service and execute arbitrary code via multiple attack vectors, as originally demonstrated using a crafted document record with a malformed string, as demonstrated by replacing a certain "01 00 00 00" byte sequence with an "FF FF FF FF" byte sequence, possibly causing an invalid array index, in (1) an Excel .xls document, which triggers an access violation in ole32.dll; (2) an Excel .xlw document, which triggers an access violation in excel.exe; (3) a Word document, which triggers an access violation in mso.dll in winword.exe; and (4) a PowerPoint document, which triggers an access violation in powerpnt.txt. NOTE: after the initial disclosure, this issue was demonstrated by triggering an integer overflow using an inconsistent size for a Unicode "Sheet Name" string.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/30/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-1540
Original release date:
03/30/2006
Last revised:
11/21/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
9.3 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
10.0
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable - Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://securitytracker.com/id?1015855 Exploit; Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source SECTRACK 1015855
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/609868 Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT-VN VU#609868
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-038.mspx Patch; Vendor Advisory External Source MS MS06-038
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/439697/100/0/threaded Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source BUGTRAQ 20060710 SYMSA-2006-007: Microsoft Office Malformed String Parsing Vulnerability
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17252 Exploit; Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source BID 17252
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18889 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source BID 18889
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA06-192A.html Third Party Advisory; US Government Resource External Source CERT TA06-192A
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2756 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-2756
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/27607 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source XF office-string-parse-bo(27607)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/27609 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source XF office-property-string-bo(27609)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A639 Third Party Advisory External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:639
https://www.exploit-db.com/exploits/1615 Third Party Advisory; VDB Entry External Source EXPLOIT-DB 1615

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:639
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:639

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