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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-3471

Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Excel 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP2 and SP3, and 2007 Gold and SP1; Office Excel Viewer 2003 SP3; Office Excel Viewer; Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Gold and SP1; Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac; and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a BIFF file with a malformed record that triggers a user-influenced size calculation, aka "File Format Parsing Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2008-10-15 Last Update Date : 2022-02-09
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 787

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
File Format Parsing Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5750 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-2008-3471

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Excel 2003 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Excel 2007 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Excel 2007 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft Excel Viewer - * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft Office 2004 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Microsoft Office 2008 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007 - * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Microsoft Open Xml File Format Converter - * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Excel 4
Microsoft Excel Viewer 3
Microsoft Office 2
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2
Microsoft Open Xml File Format Converter 1

- References For CVE-2008-3471
MS MS08-057
HP SSRT080143
VUPEN ADV-2008-2808
XF win-ms08kb956416-update(45581)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5750
BID 31705 Microsoft Excel BIFF File Format Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2008-11-03
XF excel-file-format-code-execution(45579)
CERT TA08-288A
SECTRACK 1021044

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-3471

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