National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-1854
Original release date:07/10/2012
Untrusted search path vulnerability in VBE6.dll in Microsoft Office 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2 and SP3, and 2010 Gold and SP1; Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); and Summit Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications SDK allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse DLL in the current working directory, as demonstrated by a directory that contains a .docx file, aka "Visual Basic for Applications Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability," as exploited in the wild in July 2012.
Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/426.html 'CWE-426: Untrusted Search Path'
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally 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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US-CERT Technical Alert: TA12-192A
External Source: MS
External Source: OVAL