Advisory Details

May 12th, 2009

Microsoft Office PowerPoint OutlineTextRefAtom Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-09-019
ZDI-CAN-299

CVE ID CVE-2009-0556
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Office PowerPoint
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6944, 6965. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office PowerPoint. Exploitation requires that the attacker coerce the target into opening a malicious .PPT file.

The specific flaw exists in the parsing of the OutlineTextRefAtom (3998). By specifying an invalid "index" value during parsing memory corruption occurs. Proper exploitation can lead to remote code execution under the credentials of the currently logged in user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS09-017.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-04-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-05-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Marsu
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