Executive Summary

Title Microsoft Word code execution vulnerability
Name VU#692417 First vendor Publication 2008-02-12
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2008-02-12
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#692417

Microsoft Word code execution vulnerability


Microsoft Word contains a vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

I. Description

Per Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-009:

    A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Word handles specially crafted Word files. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Word file that includes a malformed value. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

II. Impact

A remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

III. Solution

Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS08-009 to address this issue.

Systems Affected

VendorStatusDate Updated
Microsoft CorporationVulnerable12-Feb-2008




Microsoft credits Rubén Santamarta of Reversemode.com for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

Date Public02/12/2008
Date First Published02/12/2008 03:58:45 PM
Date Last Updated02/12/2008
CERT Advisory 
CVE NameCVE-2008-0109
US-CERT Technical Alerts 
Document Revision6

Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/692417

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-399 Resource Management Errors

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5073
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5073
Title: Word Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Description: Word in Microsoft Office 2000 SP3, XP SP3, Office 2003 SP2, and Office Word Viewer 2003 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted fields within the File Information Block (FIB) of a Word file, which triggers length calculation errors and memory corruption.
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2008-0109
Version: 8
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Product(s): Microsoft Word 2000
Microsoft Word 2002
Microsoft Word 2003
Microsoft Word Viewer 2003
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 4
Application 1

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
41464 Microsoft Word Document Handling Unspecified Memory Corruption

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 Microsoft Word ole stream memory corruption attempt
RuleID : 13469 - Revision : 13 - Type : FILE-OFFICE

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2008-02-12 Name : Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Word.
File : smb_nt_ms08-009.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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