Rule Category

FILE-OTHER -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a file type that does not require enough rule coverage to have its own category.

Alert Message

FILE-OTHER Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications document properties overflow attempt

Rule Explanation

Buffer overflow in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) SDK 6.0 through 6.4, as used by Microsoft Office 2000 SP3, Office XP SP3, Project 2000 SR1, Project 2002 SP1, Access 2000 Runtime SP3, Visio 2002 SP2, and Works Suite 2004 through 2006, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified document properties that are not verified when VBA is invoked to open documents. Impact: CVSS base score 5.1 CVSS impact score 6.4 CVSS exploitability score 4.9 confidentialityImpact PARTIAL integrityImpact PARTIAL availabilityImpact PARTIAL Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

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CVE

Rule Vulnerability

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2006-3649
Buffer overflow in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) SDK 6.0 through 6.4, as used by Microsoft Office 2000 SP3, Office XP SP3, Project 2000 SR1, Project 2002 SP1, Access 2000 Runtime SP3, Visio 2002 SP2, and Works Suite 2004 through 2006, allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via unspecified document properties that are not verified when VBA is invoked to open documents.
Details
SeverityMEDIUM Base Score5.1
Impact Score6.4 Exploit Score4.9
Confidentiality ImpactPARTIAL Integrity ImpactPARTIAL
Availability ImpactPARTIAL Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access