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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3008

Stack-based buffer overflow in the WMEncProfileManager ActiveX control in wmex.dll in Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Series allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long first argument to the GetDetailsString method, aka "Windows Media Encoder Buffer Overrun Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2008-09-10 Last Update Date : 2018-10-30
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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) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
MS08-053: Vulnerability in Windows Media Encoder 9 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954156) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11449 windows
Windows Media Encoder Buffer Overrun Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6018 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-3008

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows 2000 - SP4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows 2003 Server - X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows 2003 Server - SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows 2003 Server - SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows 2003 Server - SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Series Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Xp - SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Xp - SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows-nt XP SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows 2000 1
Microsoft Windows 2003 Server 4
Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 1
Microsoft Windows Xp 2
Microsoft Windows-nt 1

- References For CVE-2008-3008
VUPEN ADV-2008-2521
MS MS08-053
CERT TA08-253A
SECTRACK 1020832
BID 31065 Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 'wmex.dll' ActiveX Control Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2008-09-25
CERT-VN VU#996227

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3008

Windows Media Encoder 9 wmex.dll ActiveX Buffer Overflow
This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in Windows Media Encoder 9. When sending an overly long string to the GetDetailsString() method of wmex.dll an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
Module type : exploit Rank : normal Platforms : Windows

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