MS13-073: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2858300))
High Nessus Plugin ID 69833
SynopsisIt is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote host through Microsoft Excel.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Excel that is affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- Two memory corruption vulnerabilities exist due to the way the application handles objects in memory when parsing Office files. (CVE-2013-1315 / CVE-2013-3158)
- An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to the way the application parses XML files containing external entities. (CVE-2013-3159)
If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted Excel file, it may be possible to leverage these issues to read arbitrary files on the target system or execute arbitrary code, subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, Excel Viewer, and Office Compatibility Pack.