MS11-021 / MS11-022 / MS11-023: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2489279 / 2489283 / 2489293) (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 Office that is affected by several vulnerabilities.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Office 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 for Mac 2011, Office 2008 for Mac, Office 2004 for Mac, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 53374

File Name: macosx_ms_office_apr2011.nasl

Version: 1.28

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 4/13/2011

Updated: 8/5/2020

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: 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:2004::mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2008::mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2011::mac, cpe:/a:microsoft:open_xml_file_format_converter:::mac

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/12/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/7/2011

Exploitable With

CANVAS (White_Phosphorus)

Core Impact

Metasploit (MS11-021 Microsoft Office 2007 Excel .xlb Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0097, CVE-2011-0098, CVE-2011-0101, CVE-2011-0103, CVE-2011-0104, CVE-2011-0105, CVE-2011-0655, CVE-2011-0656, CVE-2011-0976, CVE-2011-0977, CVE-2011-0978, CVE-2011-0979, CVE-2011-0980

BID: 46225, 46226, 46227, 46228, 46229, 47201, 47243, 47244, 47245, 47251, 47252

MSFT: MS11-021, MS11-022, MS11-023

IAVA: 2011-A-0045-S

MSKB: 2489279, 2489283, 2489293, 2505924, 2505927, 2505935, 2525412