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

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VPR Score: 7.4


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

Dependencies: smb_nt_ms02-031.nasl, office_installed.nasl, smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 7.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC: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