MS11-096: Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2640241)

high Nessus Plugin ID 57282


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


The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Office 2003 that contains a remote code execution vulnerability in Excel.

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 patch for Office 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57282

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-096.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 12/13/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/13/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/13/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3403

BID: 50954

MSFT: MS11-096

MSKB: 2596954