Advisory Details

May 12th, 2009

Microsoft Office PowerPoint Notes Container Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-09-020
ZDI-CAN-355

CVE ID CVE-2009-1130
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Office PowerPoint
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8083, 8084. 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's PowerPoint. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must open up a malicious file.

The vulnerability exists within the parsing of certain structures inside a Notes container. During population of a C++ object when reading the Notes container, Powerpoint incorrectly reads more data than was allocated for overwriting a function pointer for the object which is later used in a call from mso.dll. Successful exploitation can lead to remote code execution under the credentials of the currently logged in 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/MS09-017.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-06-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-05-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT ling&wushi of team509
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