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

High Nessus Plugin ID 11336

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)

Solution

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

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2002/ms02-031

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11336

File Name: smb_nt_ms02-031.nasl

Version: 1.81

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2003/03/10

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Temporal Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel, cpe:/a:microsoft:word

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2002/06/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/04/08

Reference Information

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

BID: 4821, 5063, 5064, 5066

MSFT: MS02-031

MSKB: 324458