MS09-009: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Cause Remote Code Execution (968557)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36147
SynopsisIt is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host using Microsoft Excel.
DescriptionThe remote host contains a version of Microsoft Excel / Excel Viewer / 2007 Microsoft Office system and the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack that is affected by two memory corruption vulnerabilities. If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Excel file, either of these issues could be leveraged to run arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2000, 2002, 2003, and 2007, Excel Viewer and Excel Viewer 2003 as well as the 2007 Microsoft Office system and the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack.