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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-1854

Untrusted search path vulnerability in VBE6.dll in Microsoft Office 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2 and SP3, and 2010 Gold and SP1; Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); and Summit Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory, as demonstrated by a directory that contains a .docx file, aka "Visual Basic for Applications Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability," as exploited in the wild in July 2012.
Publish Date : 2012-07-10 Last Update Date : 2017-09-18
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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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Visual Basic for Applications Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability - MS12-046 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14950 windows
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- Products Affected By CVE-2012-1854

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Office 2003 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Office 2007 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Office 2007 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft Office 2010 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft Office 2010 SP1 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Sdk Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Office 7
Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications 1
Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Sdk 1

- References For CVE-2012-1854
CERT TA12-192A
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-046 Vulnerability in Visual Basic for Applications Could Allow Remote Code Execution This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in the MSN Headlines Gadget. The vulnerability could allow for remote code execution if an attacker is able to intercept the MSN Headlines Gadget’s web requests on the local network. . This security update is rated Important for all supported versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section. The security update addresses the vulnerability by adding additional validation when requesting remote content. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information. Recommendation.The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check foRelease Date:2012-07-10

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-1854

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