CVE-2011-0979

HIGH

Description

Microsoft Excel 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, and 2010; Office 2004, 2008, and 2011 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; and Excel Viewer SP2 do not properly handle errors during the parsing of Office Art records in Excel spreadsheets, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed object record, related to a "stray reference," aka "Excel Linked List Corruption Vulnerability."

References

http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2011/02/07/zdi-disclosure-microsoft

http://osvdb.org/70904

http://secunia.com/advisories/39122

http://secunia.com/advisories/43231

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1025337

http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA11-102A.html

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0940

http://zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-041/

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2011/ms11-021

https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A12595

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-02-10

Updated: 2018-10-12

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Impact Score: 10

Exploitability Score: 8.6

Severity: HIGH

Tenable Plugins

View all (2 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
53378MS11-021: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2489279)NessusWindows : Microsoft Bulletins
high
53374MS11-021 / MS11-022 / MS11-023: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2489279 / 2489283 / 2489293) (Mac OS X)NessusMacOS X Local Security Checks
high