ZDI-09-054: Microsoft Office OWC10.Spreadsheet ActiveX msDataSourceObject() Heap Corruption Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2009-08-12T00:00:00


ZDI-09-054: Microsoft Office OWC10.Spreadsheet ActiveX msDataSourceObject() Heap Corruption Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-09-054 August 11, 2009

-- CVE ID: CVE-2009-1136

-- Affected Vendors: Microsoft

-- Affected Products: Microsoft Office Word Microsoft Office Excel

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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists during the processing of malicious parameters to the routine msDataSourceObject() and results in transfer of control to unallocated memory. This issue can be exploited to execute arbitrary code under the context of the currently logged in user.

-- Vendor Response: Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline: 2007-03-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2009-08-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Peter Vreugdenhil

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