MS08-057: Microsoft Excel Multiple Method Remote Code Execution (956416)

high Nessus Plugin ID 34402
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Synopsis

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

Description

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

An attacker may use this to execute arbitrary code on this host.

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.

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2000, XP, 2003 and 2007.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2008/ms08-057

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34402

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-057.nasl

Version: 1.33

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/15/2008

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_nt_ms02-031.nasl, office_installed.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

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, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:sharepoint_server, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/14/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/14/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3477, CVE-2008-3471, CVE-2008-4019

BID: 31702, 31705, 31706

MSFT: MS08-057

MSKB: 955461, 955464, 955466, 955468, 955470, 955935

CWE: 189, 399