MS06-037: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (917285)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22031


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


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Excel that could allow arbitrary code to be run.

To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to a user of the remote computer and have him open it with Microsoft Excel.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2000, XP and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22031

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-037.nasl

Version: 1.40

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/11/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/11/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-1301, CVE-2006-1302, CVE-2006-1304, CVE-2006-1306, CVE-2006-1308, CVE-2006-1309, CVE-2006-2388, CVE-2006-3059

BID: 18422, 18853, 18938, 18910, 18890, 18888, 18886, 18885

CERT: 802324

MSFT: MS06-037

MSKB: 917285, 918419, 918420, 918424

CWE: 94, 119