Advisory Details

August 11th, 2009

Microsoft Office OWC10.Spreadsheet ActiveX msDataSourceObject() Heap Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-09-054
ZDI-CAN-175

CVE ID CVE-2009-1136
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Office Word
Office Excel
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8322. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists during the processing of malicious parameters to the routine msDataSourceObject() and results in transfer of control to unallocated memory. This issue can be exploited to execute arbitrary code under the context 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/MS09-043.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2007-03-19 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-08-11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Peter Vreugdenhil
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