Microsoft Works File Converter field length buffer overflow

2008-02-19T00:00:00
ID SAINT:04D8952BA200E84921397564379491ED
Type saint
Reporter SAINT Corporation
Modified 2008-02-19T00:00:00

Description

Added: 02/19/2008
CVE: CVE-2008-0108
BID: 27659
OSVDB: 41459

Background

The Microsoft Works File Converter allows Microsoft Office to open Microsoft Works files.

Problem

A buffer overflow vulnerability in the Microsoft Works File Converter allows arbitrary command execution when a user opens a **.wps** file with specially crafted field lengths.

Resolution

Apply the update referenced in Microsoft Security Bulletin 08-011.

References

<http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-011.mspx>

Limitations

Exploit works on Microsoft Word 2003 SP3 and requires a user to open the exploit file.

Platforms

Windows