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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word Memory Corruption Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021370
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021370
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4024, CVE-2008-4025, CVE-2008-4026, CVE-2008-4027, CVE-2008-4028, CVE-2008-4030, CVE-2008-4031, CVE-2008-4837   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jan 14 2009
Original Entry Date:  Dec 9 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in 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 file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Specially crafted Word documents can trigger memory corruption errors [CVE-2008-4024, CVE-2008-4026].

Specially crafted Rich Text Format (RTF) documents can trigger parsing errors [CVE-2008-4025, CVE-2008-4027, CVE-2008-4028, CVE-2008-4030, CVE-2008-4031]

A specially crafted Word object can trigger a memory corruption error [CVE-2008-4837].

Ricardo Narvaja of Core Security Technologies, Dyon Balding of Secunia Research, Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks, Wushi, working with TippingPoint, Aaron Portnoy of TippingPoint DVLabs, and Wushi and Ling, working with TippingPoint, reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a Word or RTF 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 Word 2000 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=43e8c4d8-307b-48f6-ac99-a9617421d40a

Microsoft Office Word 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3ef41412-50b3-4077-b0e3-9a3704d2f876

Microsoft Office Word 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=45c81c60-4b1b-4246-839b-198ebc4eeae2

Microsoft Office Word 2007:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5b51cb5e-3899-4257-82cf-7e92fa619c37

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5b51cb5e-3899-4257-82cf-7e92fa619c37

Microsoft Office Word 2007 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5b51cb5e-3899-4257-82cf-7e92fa619c37

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5b51cb5e-3899-4257-82cf-7e92fa619c37

Microsoft Office Word Viewer:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=70de7c3c-519f-4f4a-a03f-027f80b5415c

Microsoft Office Word Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=70de7c3c-519f-4f4a-a03f-027f80b5415c

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=55430121-4476-48b8-9f6f-4a60fa0b2970

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=55430121-4476-48b8-9f6f-4a60fa0b2970

Microsoft Works 8:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1537d181-90d9-4bb5-b5ae-8d9990a349af

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ECA13AD8-62AE-41A8-B308-41E2D1773820

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=AB31A564-43D2-45BD-98BF-19E9CA477B62

Open XML File Format Converter for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=EDB6CD8F-832C-4123-8982-AC0C601EA0A7

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-072.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-072.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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