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Microsoft Excel 2003 11.8335.8333 Use After Free



EDB-ID: 18078 CVE: N/A OSVDB-ID: 76840
Author: Luigi Auriemma Published: 2011-11-04 Verified: Verified
Exploit Code:   Download Vulnerable App:   N/A

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                             Luigi Auriemma

Application:  Microsoft Excel
              http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel/
              http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/CD001022531.aspx
Versions:     tested Office 2003 11.8335.8333 SP3
Platforms:    Windows
Bug:          use after free
Exploitation: file
Date:         03 Nov 2011 (found 24 Aug 2011)
Author:       Luigi Auriemma
              e-mail: aluigi@autistici.org
              web:    aluigi.org


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1) Introduction
2) Bug
3) The Code
4) Fix


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1) Introduction
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Excel 2003 is a spreadsheet program, part of the Office 2003 suite
still supported by Microsoft.


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2) Bug
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Use-after-free probably located in the code that handles the vbscript
macros:

  eax=00492d78 ebx=00000000 ecx=feeefeee edx=00185ff8 esi=004c72b8 edi=00492478
  eip=65058591 esp=00185fd0 ebp=0018601c iopl=0         nv up ei pl nz na pe nc
  cs=0023  ss=002b  ds=002b  es=002b  fs=0053  gs=002b             efl=00210206
  VBE6!DllVbeInit+0x40f6f:
  65058591 ff11            call    dword ptr [ecx]      ds:002b:feeefeee=????????
  0:000:x86> k
  ChildEBP RetAddr  
  0018601c 6501c0dd VBE6!DllVbeInit+0x40f6f
  00186074 6505dee2 VBE6!DllVbeInit+0x4abb
  001860a8 6505e21c VBE6!DllVbeInit+0x468c0
  00186220 767cbc9c VBE6!DllVbeInit+0x46bfa
  00000000 00000000 ole32!StgIsStorageFile+0x764

How to replicate:
- open the proof-of-concept via web or manually
- "An error occurred while loading 'Module1'. Do you want to continue loading the project?"
  select No, if you select Yes then the bug doesn't seem to be
  replicable
- "Unexpected error (32790)"
  select OK
- "Excel found unreadable content in ..."
  Yes or No is the same
- now reopen the proof-of-concept and the bug will happen immediately

The reopening of the same file seems necessary probably because the
Office suite uses only one instance of its programs and performs a
particular reallocation of the resources when a file gets reopened.

Note that I have tested only the latest version of Office 2003 on
Windows 7.

The proof-of-concept is NOT optimized.

Modified bytes:
excel_1a.xls:
0006FCA4   AA       01

excel_1b.xls:
0006FCB0   AD       40


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3) The Code
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http://aluigi.org/poc/excel_1.zip
http://www.exploit-db.com/sploits/18078.zip


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4) Fix
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No fix.


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