MS02-031: Cumulative patches for Excel and Word for Windows (324458)

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Synopsis :

A Microsoft Office application installed on the remote host is
affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Description :

The versions of Microsoft Word and Excel installed on the remote
host are missing a security update. They are, therefore, affected by
multiple vulnerabilities :

- A security bypass vulnerability exists in Excel due to
improper handling of formatted inline macros that are
attached to objects within a workbook. An
unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, by
convincing a user to open a specially crafted workbook,
to execute macros outside the constraints of the Macro
Security Model. (CVE-2002-0616)

- A security bypass vulnerability exists in Excel due to
improper handling of macros in a workbook when it is
opened through a hyperlink associated with a drawing
shape in another workbook. An unauthenticated, remote
attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user to open
a specially crafted workbook, to execute macros outside
the constraints of the Macro Security Model.
(CVE-2002-0617)

- A flaw exists in the Macro Security Model in Excel due
to a failure to correctly detect the presence of HTML
scripting within an Excel workbook that contains an XSL
stylesheet. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can
exploit this, by convincing a user to open a specially
crafted file, to execute arbitrary HTML scripts.
(CVE-2002-0618)

- A flaw exists in Word when opening Mail Merge documents
that have been saved in HTML format. An unauthenticated,
remote attacker can exploit this, by convincing a user
to open a specially crafted document, to execute
arbitrary VBA code in Access. (CVE-2002-0619)

See also :

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms02-031

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2000, Excel 2002,
and Word 2002.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11336 ()

Bugtraq ID: 4821
5063
5064
5066

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0616
CVE-2002-0617
CVE-2002-0618
CVE-2002-0619

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