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CVE-2008-4268 Detail

Description

The Windows Search component in Microsoft Windows Vista Gold and SP1 and Server 2008 does not properly free memory during a save operation for a Windows Search file, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted saved-search file, aka "Windows Saved Search Vulnerability."

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

Evaluator Description

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-075.mspx Windows Saved Search Vulnerability - CVE-2008-4268 A remote code execution vulnerability exists when saving a specially crafted search file within Windows Explorer. This operation causes Windows Explorer to exit and restart in an exploitable manner.

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.5 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 6.8


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): Single
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

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-075.mspx Vendor Advisory
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021366
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA08-344A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2008/3387
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5853

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5853
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5853

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4268
NVD Published Date:
12/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
09/28/2017