MS06-059: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (924164)

high Nessus Plugin ID 22532


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


The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Excel that may 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 it 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: High

ID: 22532

File Name: smb_nt_ms06-059.nasl

Version: 1.36

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/10/2006

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:xml_core_services

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/10/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/3/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2387, CVE-2006-3431, CVE-2006-3867, CVE-2006-3875

BID: 18872, 20344, 20345, 20391

MSFT: MS06-059

MSKB: 923088, 923089, 923090, 924164