MS10-017: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (980150)

high Nessus Plugin ID 45021



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


The remote host contains a version of Microsoft Office Excel 2002, Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2007, Microsoft Office Excel Viewer, or Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack that is affected by several vulnerabilities.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a specially crafted Excel file using the affected application, he may be able to leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office Excel 2002, Office Excel 2003, Excel 2007, Office Excel Viewer and Office Compatibility Pack.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45021

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-017.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/9/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/9/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/9/2010

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0257, CVE-2010-0258, CVE-2010-0260, CVE-2010-0261, CVE-2010-0262, CVE-2010-0263, CVE-2010-0264

BID: 38547, 38550, 38551, 38552, 38553, 38554, 38555

MSFT: MS10-017

MSKB: 978380, 978382, 978383, 978471, 978474, 979439