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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Format Filter Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020673
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020673
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3018, CVE-2008-3019, CVE-2008-3020, CVE-2008-3021, CVE-2008-3460   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP3, XP SP3, 2003 SP2
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Office. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user with Microsoft Office, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerabilities reside in various Microsoft Office filters.

A specially crafted PICT image file can trigger code execution [CVE-2008-3018]. Shaun Colley of NGS Software reported this vulnerability.

A specially crafted Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file can trigger code execution [CVE-2008-3019].

A specially crafted BMP image file can trigger code execution [CVE-2008-3020]. An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

A specially crafted PICT image file can trigger code execution [CVE-2008-3021]. Damian Put reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint.

A specially crafted WPG image file can trigger code execution [CVE-2008-3460]. Damian Put reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

Microsoft Office Project 2002 SP1, Microsoft Office Converter Pack, and Microsoft Works 8 are also affected by these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3ab323ec-9f92-453c-b7c7-9a95a9efcaea

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bf566ce6-23da-45e5-9c2b-c47331d30e79

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e0df2f6e-1102-461d-829f-5f3e2d7eb4b3

Microsoft Office Project 2002 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bf566ce6-23da-45e5-9c2b-c47331d30e79

Microsoft Office Converter Pack:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=199b08c7-6d79-4930-8f0c-31034629c485

Microsoft Works 8:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=458985C3-9C6F-4049-81CD-0D0389C81F11

Office Document Open Confirmation Tool:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8B5762D2-077F-4031-9EE6-C9538E9F2A2F

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-044.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-044.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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