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."


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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.

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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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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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
Source:
Microsoft Corporation