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ZDI-08-086: Microsoft Office Word Document Table Property Stack Overflow Vulnerability Dec 09 2008 09:10PM
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ZDI-08-086: Microsoft Office Word Document Table Property Stack Overflow

Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-086

December 9, 2008

-- CVE ID:

CVE-2008-4837

-- Affected Vendors:

Microsoft

-- Affected Products:

Microsoft Office Word

-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on

vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office Word. Exploitation requires

that the attacker coerce the target into opening a malicious .DOC file.

The specific flaw exists when processing a malformed table property

within a Microsoft Word document. User-supplied data is copied into a

stack-based buffer using a size that is calculated from the contents of

the property. Exploitation can result in arbitrary code execution under

the context of the current user.

-- Vendor Response:

Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More

details can be found at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-072.mspx

-- Disclosure Timeline:

2008-08-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2008-12-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by:

* wushi&ling of team509

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