CVE-2008-4268 Detail

Current 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."


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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.

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Hyperlink Resource
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://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2008/ms08-075
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5853

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-2008-4268
NVD Published Date:
12/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018
Source:
MITRE