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CVE-2008-4269 Detail

Current Description

The search-ms protocol handler in Windows Explorer in Microsoft Windows Vista Gold and SP1 and Server 2008 uses untrusted parameter data obtained from incorrect parsing, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted HTML document, aka "Windows Search Parsing Vulnerability."

Source:  MITRE
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Evaluator Description

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-075.mspx Windows Search Parsing Vulnerability - CVE-2008-4269 A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Explorer that allows an attacker to construct a malicious web page that includes a call to the search-ms protocol handler. The protocol handler in turn passes untrusted data to Windows Explorer.

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

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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%3A6110

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:*:itanium:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:*:x32:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:*:*:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:*:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:gold:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:*:sp1:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-4269
NVD Published Date:
12/10/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018