MS09-009: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Cause Remote Code Execution (968557)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host
using Microsoft Excel.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of Microsoft Excel / Excel Viewer
/ 2007 Microsoft Office system and the Microsoft Office Compatibility
Pack that is affected by two memory corruption vulnerabilities. If an
attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a
specially crafted Excel file, either of these issues could be
leveraged to run arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2000, 2002, 2003,
and 2007, Excel Viewer and Excel Viewer 2003 as well as the 2007
Microsoft Office system and the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 36147 ()

Bugtraq ID: 33870

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0100

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