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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office OneNote Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020833
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3007   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 9 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2003 SP3, XP SP3, 2007 SP1; and prior service packs; also OneNote 2007 and OneNote 2007 SP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office OneNote. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted OneNote protocol handler (onenote://) URL that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Brett Moore of Insomnia Security reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a URL 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 XP Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3:

2007 Microsoft Office System:

2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1:

Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 and 2007 SP1:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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