MS08-057: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (956416) (Mac OS X)

High Nessus Plugin ID 50059


An application installed on the remote Mac OS X host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The remote Mac OS X host is running a version of Microsoft Excel that is affected by several vulnerabilities.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Excel file, these issues could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2004 for Mac, Office 2008 for Mac, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 50059

File Name: macosx_ms08-057.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2010/10/20

Modified: 2017/08/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2004::mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2008::mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:open_xml_file_format_converter:::mac

Required KB Items: Host/MacOSX/packages, Host/uname

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/10/14

Reference Information

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

BID: 31705, 31706

OSVDB: 49076, 49078

MSFT: MS08-057

MSKB: 956416, 958267, 958304, 958312

CWE: 189