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

High Nessus Plugin ID 56178


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, Office for Mac 2011, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56178

File Name: macosx_ms11-072.nasl

Version: 1.16

Type: local

Agent: macosx

Published: 2011/09/14

Updated: 2018/07/14

Dependencies: 12634

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: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/local_checks_enabled, Host/MacOSX/Version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/09/13

Reference Information

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

BID: 49477, 49478, 49518

MSFT: MS11-072

MSKB: 2587505, 2598781, 2598782, 2598783, 2598785