MS13-085: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2885080)

High Nessus Plugin ID 70337


The Microsoft Office component installed on the remote host is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is running a version of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Office Compatibility Pack, or Microsoft Excel Viewer that is affected by remote code execution vulnerabilities in the way that Microsoft Excel parses file contents. (CVE-2013-3889, CVE-2013-3890).

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted 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.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2007, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Excel Viewer, and Office Compatibility Pack.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70337

File Name: smb_nt_ms13-085.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2013/10/09

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855, 27524

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:excel, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/10/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3889, CVE-2013-3890

BID: 62824, 62829

OSVDB: 98219, 98220

MSFT: MS13-085

MSKB: 2760585, 2760591, 2817623, 2826023, 2826033, 2826035, 2827238, 2827324, 2827326, 2827328, 2885080