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CVE-2008-3003 Detail

Current Description

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Gold and SP1 does not properly delete the PWD (password) string from connections.xml when a .xlsx file is configured not to save the remote data session password, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information and obtain access to a remote data source, aka the "Excel Credential Caching Vulnerability."

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 9.2
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification

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Hyperlink Resource
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=121915960406986&w=2
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/30641
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020669
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-225A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/2347 Vendor Advisory
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2008/ms08-043
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5951

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Input Validation (CWE-20)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2007:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2007:*:gold:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3003
NVD Published Date:
08/12/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018