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

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VPR Score: 8.9


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: 50066

File Name: macosx_ms10-038.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 10/20/2010

Updated: 7/14/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2008:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*, cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:open_xml_file_format_converter:*:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*

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

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-2010-0822, CVE-2010-1253, CVE-2010-0823, CVE-2010-1248, CVE-2010-1245, CVE-2010-1249, CVE-2010-1251, CVE-2010-0824, CVE-2010-1252, CVE-2010-0821, CVE-2010-1254, CVE-2010-1250

BID: 40520, 40522, 40526, 40527, 40528, 40529, 40530, 40533, 40518, 40521, 40523, 40531

MSFT: MS10-038

MSKB: 2027452, 2028864, 202886, 2078051