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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3704

Original release date: 08/18/2008
Last revised: 08/01/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Heap-based buffer overflow in the MaskedEdit ActiveX control in Msmask32.ocx 6.0.81.69, and possibly other versions before 6.0.84.18, in Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Studio .NET 2002 SP1 and 2003 SP1, and Visual FoxPro 8.0 SP1 and 9.0 SP1 and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a long Mask parameter, related to not "validating property values with boundary checks," as exploited in the wild in August 2008, aka "Masked Edit Control Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

Description

Additional advisory information from Secunia: http://secunia.com/advisories/31498/

Impact

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

Solution

"Visual Studio 6 was last updated June 2000, a Microsoft spokeswoman told SCMagazineUS.com. The version is no longer supported. Visual Studio 2008 is the latest release and microsoft encourages users to update to the newest version." Source: http://www.scmagazineus.com/Microsoft-looks-into-Visual-Studio-bug/article/115459/

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5794
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 6244
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 6317
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020710
External Source: BID
Name: 30674
Type: Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-473.htm
External Source: MS
Name: MS08-070
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 31498
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2380
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3382
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-344A
External Source: XF
Name: visualstudio-maskededit-bo(44444)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5794
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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