MS04-033: Microsoft Excel Code Execution (886836)

high Nessus Plugin ID 15458


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Excel.


The remote host has a version of Microsoft Excel that is vulnerable to a code execution issue. An attacker could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the privileges of the user opening the file.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a malformed Excel file to a victim on the remote host and wait for him to open it.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 15458

File Name: smb_nt_ms04-033.nasl

Version: 1.39

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/12/2004

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/12/2004

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/2004

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0846

BID: 11373

MSFT: MS04-033

MSKB: 886836