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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2006-1540

MSO.DLL in Microsoft Office 2000, Office XP (2002), and Office 2003 allows user-assisted attackers to cause a denial of service and execute arbitrary code via multiple attack vectors, as originally demonstrated using a crafted document record with a malformed string, as demonstrated by replacing a certain "01 00 00 00" byte sequence with an "FF FF FF FF" byte sequence, possibly causing an invalid array index, in (1) an Excel .xls document, which triggers an access violation in ole32.dll; (2) an Excel .xlw document, which triggers an access violation in excel.exe; (3) a Word document, which triggers an access violation in mso.dll in winword.exe; and (4) a PowerPoint document, which triggers an access violation in powerpnt.txt. NOTE: after the initial disclosure, this issue was demonstrated by triggering an integer overflow using an inconsistent size for a Unicode "Sheet Name" string.
Publish Date : 2006-03-30 Last Update Date : 2018-10-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute CodeOverflow

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Microsoft Office Malformed String Parsing Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:639 windows
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- Products Affected By CVE-2006-1540

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Office Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Office V.X ~~~mac Os X~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Office XP SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Office XP SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft Office XP SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Office 2000 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft Office 2000 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft Office 2000 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Microsoft Office 2000 JA Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Microsoft Office 2000 KO Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Microsoft Office 2000 ZH Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Microsoft Office 2003 ~~student Teacher~~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Microsoft Office 2003 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Microsoft Office 2004 ~~~mac Os X~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Office 15

- References For CVE-2006-1540
CERT-VN VU#609868
XF office-string-parse-bo(27607)
XF office-property-string-bo(27609)
MS MS06-038
VUPEN ADV-2006-2756
CERT TA06-192A
BID 18889 Microsoft Office Malformed String Parsing Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2006-07-12
BID 17252 Microsoft Office XP Array Index Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2006-03-27
BUGTRAQ 20060710 SYMSA-2006-007: Microsoft Office Malformed String Parsing Vulnerability
SECTRACK 1015855

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2006-1540

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