Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office

Memory corruption

Known malware:

Exploit kits using this vulnerability: Eleonore and Siberia.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2008070701 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Access

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Office

CVE-ID: CVE-2008-2463

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption


The vulnerability alows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to buffer overflow in the ActiveX control for the Snapshot Viewer for Microsoft Access. A remote attacker can construct a specially crafted Web page, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: