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CVE-2008-4265 Detail

Description

Microsoft Office Excel 2000 SP3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Excel spreadsheet that contains a malformed object, which triggers memory corruption during the loading of records from this spreadsheet, aka "File Format Parsing Vulnerability."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/10/2008

Evaluator Description

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-074.mspx File Format Parsing Vulnerability - CVE-2008-4265 A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office Excel as a result of memory corruption when loading Excel records. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file that includes a malformed object. 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://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=763
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%3A5614

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5614
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5614

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4265
NVD Published Date:
12/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018