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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office CDO Protocol Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Scripting Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021045
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021045
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4020   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 14 2008
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): XP SP3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office. A remote user can access information on the target user's system.

The CDO Protocol (cdo:) does not properly process the 'content-disposition: attachment' header. A remote user can create a CDO URL that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary scripting code on the target user's browser. The code can access information on the target user's system.

NetAgent Co., Ltd. reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can access information on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fix:

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b1aee2d5-bfa0-40e3-91b6-98bf65524e8c

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-056.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-056.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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