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Category:   Application (Database)  >   Microsoft Jet Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Jet Database Buffer Overflow in 'msjet40.dll' Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code via Word Documents
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019686
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-1092   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Mar 25 2008
Original Entry Date:  Mar 22 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  Exploit Included:  Yes  
Version(s): Msjet40.dll prior to 4.0.9505.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Jet, which can be exploited via Microsoft Word. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted database file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in 'msjet40.dll' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A specially crafted Word document can trigger this overflow.

Word 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP2 and SP3, and 2007 and 2007 SP1 are affected when running on Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 SP1.

Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista, and Windows Vista SP1 are not affected.

Limited and targeted attacks are attempting to exploit this vulnerability.

[Editor's note: Microsoft has confirmed that this vulnerability is the same vulnerability as previously reported by cocruder in Alert ID 1018976 in November 2007. However, the attack vector using Microsoft Word is a new attack vector.]

Impact:   A remote user can create a database file or Word file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

The Microsoft blog entry is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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