Rule Category

FILE-OFFICE -- Snort detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in files belonging to the Microsoft Office suite of software (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, Access, Outlook, etc.).

Alert Message

FILE-OFFICE Microsoft Word malformed css remote code execution attempt

Rule Explanation

This event is generated when upon download of Microsoft Word documents with malformed css which could lead to a remote code execution attempt. Impact: Attempted User Privilege Gain Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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Technique:

For reference, see the MITRE ATT&CK vulnerability types here: https://attack.mitre.org

CVE

Additional Links

CVE Additional Information

CVE-2008-1434
Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Word in Office 2000 and XP SP3, 2003 SP2 and SP3, and 2007 Office System SP1 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via an HTML document with a large number of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) selectors, related to a "memory handling error" that triggers memory corruption.
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access