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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4020

Original release date: 10/14/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Microsoft Office XP SP3 allows remote attackers to inject arbitrary web script or HTML via a document that contains a "Content-Disposition: attachment" header and is accessed through a cdo: URL, which renders the content instead of raising a File Download dialog box, aka "Vulnerability in Content-Disposition Header Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
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 modification

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA08-288A
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5969
External Source: XF
Name: office-cdo-xss(45546)
External Source: JVN
Name: JVN#55410403
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 32138
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: JVNDB
Name: JVNDB-2008-000070
External Source: XF
Name: win-ms08kb957699-update(45550)
External Source: BID
Name: 31693
Type: Patch Information
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02379
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021045
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT080143
External Source: MS
Name: MS08-056
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2807

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5969
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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  • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) (CWE-79)