Microsoft Office fails to properly handle document properties

2006-07-11T00:00:00
ID VU:409316
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2006-07-11T20:52:00

Description

Overview

Microsoft Office contains a buffer overflow when handling specially crafted document properties. This vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

Microsoft Office applications fail to properly validate property fields resulting in a buffer overflow. When an Office document containing malformed a property field is opened with an Office application, system memory can be corrupted in a way that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. Property fields include, but are not limited to document title, subject, and author.

More information, including a list of affected Office applications, is available in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-038.


Impact

A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.


Solution

Apply a patch from Microsoft
Microsoft addresses this vulnerability with the updates listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-038.


Do not access Office documents from untrusted sources

By only accessing Office documents, such as spreadsheets or Microsoft Word documents, from trusted or known sources, the chances of exploitation are reduced.


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Updated: July 11, 2006

Status

__ Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

Refer to <http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-038.mspx>.

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CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
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Base | N/A | N/A
Temporal | N/A | N/A
Environmental | | N/A

References

<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-038.mspx>

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-038

This document was written by Jeff Gennari.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-2389
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Severity Metric:** | 22.44
Date Public:
| 2006-07-11
Date First Published: | 2006-07-11
Date Last Updated: | 2006-07-11 20:52 UTC
Document Revision: | 34