MS11-045: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2537146)

high Nessus Plugin ID 55125


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


The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Excel or Excel Viewer that is affected by several vulnerabilities.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Excel file, he or she could leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, Excel Viewer, and Office Compatability Pack.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55125

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-045.nasl

Version: 1.26

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/15/2011

Updated: 8/5/2020

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.0


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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, 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: 6/14/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/14/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1272, CVE-2011-1273, CVE-2011-1274, CVE-2011-1275, CVE-2011-1276, CVE-2011-1277, CVE-2011-1278, CVE-2011-1279

BID: 48163, 48164, 48157, 48162, 48158, 48159, 48160, 48161

IAVA: 2011-A-0086-S

MSFT: MS11-045

MSKB: 2523021, 2541003, 2541007, 2541012, 2541015, 2541025