Microsoft Project 2000/2002 Office Web Components LoadText File information disclosure

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Microsoft Project 2000/2002 (Project Management Software). Affected by this issue is the function LoadText of the component Office Web Components. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a information disclosure vulnerability (File). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-200. Impacted is confidentiality.

The weakness was released 02/24/2002 by GreyMagic as MS02-044 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2002-0860. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a exploit are known.

After immediately, there has been an exploit disclosed. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 34414 (MS KB956391: Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows and running in the context local.

Applying the patch MS02-044 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at Attack attempts may be identified with Snort ID 4177.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 4453), X-Force (44727), Vulnerability Center (SBV-5750) and Tenable (34414). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 3822, 18774, 18777 and 34122.





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Name: File
Class: Information disclosure / File
CWE: CWE-200
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: No
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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 34414
Nessus Name: MS KB956391: Cumulative Security Update of ActiveX Kill Bits
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Snort ID: 4177
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Advisory: MS02-044
Researcher: GreyMagic
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2002-0860 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 4453 - Microsoft Office Web Components Local File Read Vulnerability
X-Force: 44727
Vulnerability Center: 5750 - [MS02-044] Microsoft Office Web Components Allows Reading Arbitrary Files via LoadText Method, Medium
OSVDB: 3007 - Microsoft IE OWC LoadText Read Arbitrary File

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Created: 07/23/2014 11:02 AM
Updated: 05/25/2019 05:38 PM
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