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CVE-2008-4264 Detail

Current Description

Microsoft Office Excel 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 Gold and SP1; Excel Viewer 2003 Gold and SP3; Excel Viewer; Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Gold and SP1; Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac; and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Excel spreadsheet that contains a malformed formula, which triggers "pointer corruption" during the loading of formulas from this spreadsheet, aka "File Format Parsing Vulnerability."

Source:  MITRE
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Evaluator Description

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-074.mspx File Format Parsing Vulnerability - CVE-2008-4264 A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office Excel as a result of pointer corruption when loading Excel formulas. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file that includes a malformed formula. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/32621
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021368
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-344A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3386
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2008/ms08-074
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5556

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
AND
OR
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2007:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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OR
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:20007_office_system:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:20007_office_system:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2008:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack_for_word_excel_ppt_2007:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack_for_word_excel_ppt_2007:*:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:2003:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:open_xml_file_format_converter:*:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4264
NVD Published Date:
12/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018