2008-4269 | Microsoft Windows Explorer resource management (MS08-075 / BID-32652)
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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Microsoft Windows Server 2008/Vista SP1 (Operating System). This affects an unknown function of the component Explorer. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
The weakness was released 12/10/2008 as MS08-075 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared at microsoft.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2008-4269 since 09/25/2008. The exploitability is told to be difficult. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/03/2021).
The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 35074 , which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 90471 (Microsoft Windows Search Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS08-075)).
Applying the patch MS08-075 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at microsoft.com. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 6497.
The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 32652), X-Force (46866), Secunia (SA33053), Vulnerability Center (SBV-20203) and Tenable (35074). Further details are available at us-cert.gov. Entry connected to this vulnerability is available at 45380.
VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.0
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.8
NVD Base Score: 🔍
Class: Denial of service
Saint ID: exploit_info/windows_search_ms_cmd
Saint Name: Windows search-ms protocol handler command execution vulnerability
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12/09/2008 +75 days 🔍
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12/10/2008 +1 days 🔍
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02/15/2015 +2258 days 🔍
03/17/2015 +30 days 🔍
08/03/2021 +2331 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.microsoft.com/
X-Force: 46866 – Microsoft Windows search-ms protocol code execution
Vulnerability Center: 20203 – [MS08-075] Microsoft Windows Explorer Search-ms Protocol Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, Critical
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