MS11-072: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2587505)

High Nessus Plugin ID 56175


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


The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Office, Excel, or a related product 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 could leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56175

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-072.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/09/14

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 11336, 57033, 13855, 27524

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

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:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel:2007, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel:2010, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/09/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1986, CVE-2011-1987, CVE-2011-1988, CVE-2011-1989, CVE-2011-1990

BID: 49476, 49477, 49478, 49517, 49518