Executive Summary

This Alert is flagged as TOP 25 Common Weakness Enumeration from CWE/SANS. For more information, you can read this.
Title Vulnerability in Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 Could Result in Elevation of Privilege Within the SharePoint Site (942017)
NameMS07-059First vendor Publication2007-10-09
VendorMicrosoftLast vendor Modification2007-10-09
Severity (Vendor) ImportantRevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Cvss Base Score4.3Attack RangeNetwork
Cvss Impact Score2.9Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score8.6AuthenticationNone Required
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This security update resolves a publicly reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to run arbitrary script that could result in elevation of privilege within the SharePoint site, as opposed to elevation of privilege within the workstation or server environment. The vulnerability could also allow an attacker to run arbitrary script to modify a user?s cache, resulting in information disclosure at the workstation.

Original Source

Url : http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-059.mspx

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-79Failure to Preserve Web Page Structure ('Cross-site Scripting') (CWE/SANS Top 25)

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2286
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2286
Title: SharePoint Privilege Elevation Vulnerability
Description: Multiple cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 for Windows Server 2003 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 allow remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via the PATH_INFO (query string) in "every main page," as demonstrated by default.aspx.
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2007-2581
Version: 1
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Product(s): SharePoint
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

37630Microsoft SharePoint PATH_INFO (query string) XSS

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

2007-10-11IAVM : 2007-B-0031 - Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server Remote Privilege Esc...
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0015306

Snort® IPS/IDS

2014-01-10Microsoft Office SharePoint cross site scripting attempt
RuleID : 12629 - Revision : 19 - Type : SERVER-WEBAPP

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2007-10-09Name : A user can elevate his privileges through SharePoint.
File : smb_nt_ms07-059.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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2014-02-17 11:45:47
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2014-01-19 21:30:08
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2013-11-11 12:41:06
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