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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2547

Original release date: 06/04/2008
Last revised: 09/10/2008


Stack-based buffer overflow in msiexec.exe 3.1.4000.1823 and 4.5.6001.22159 in Microsoft Windows Installer allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long GUID value for the /x (aka /uninstall) option. NOTE: this issue might cross privilege boundaries if msiexec.exe is reachable via components such as ActiveX controls, and might additionally require a separate vulnerability in the control.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.aushack.com/200806-msiexec.txt
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080603 Re: Windows Installer msiexec GUID Buffer Overflow
External Source: XF
Name: win-msiexec-bo(42887)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080603 Windows Installer msiexec GUID Buffer Overflow
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080603 RE: Windows Installer msiexec GUID Buffer Overflow

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