MS10-038: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2027452)

high Nessus Plugin ID 46845


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VPR Score: 8.9


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 these issues 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: 46845

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-038.nasl

Version: 1.37

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/9/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

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

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/8/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/8/2010

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Metasploit (MS11-038 Microsoft Office Excel Malformed OBJ Record Handling Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0821, CVE-2010-0822, CVE-2010-0823, CVE-2010-0824, CVE-2010-1245, CVE-2010-1246, CVE-2010-1247, CVE-2010-1248, CVE-2010-1249, CVE-2010-1250, CVE-2010-1251, CVE-2010-1252, CVE-2010-1253

BID: 40518, 40520, 40521, 40522, 40523, 40524, 40525, 40526, 40527, 40528, 40529, 40530, 40531

EDB-ID: 18143

MSFT: MS10-038

MSKB: 982133, 982299, 982308, 982331, 982333