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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-1263

Windows Shell and WordPad in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2, and Windows 7; Microsoft Office XP SP3; Office 2003 SP3; and Office System 2007 SP1 and SP2 do not properly validate COM objects during instantiation, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted file, aka "COM Validation Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2010-06-08 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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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 Code

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
COM Validation Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7286 windows
MS10-083: Vulnerability in COM Validation in Windows Shell and WordPad Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2405882) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11710 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-2010-1263

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Office XP SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Office 2007 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Office 4

- References For CVE-2010-1263
CERT TA10-285A
MS MS10-036
BID 40574 Microsoft Windows COM Object Validation Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2010-10-13
MS MS10-083
CERT TA10-159B
SECTRACK 1024555

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-1263

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