Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (940965)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4169

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Excel that is subject to various flaws that may allow arbitrary code to be run. An attacker may use this to execute arbitrary code on this host. To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to a user of the remote computer and have it open it with Microsoft Excel.

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2000, XP and 2003.

See Also

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-044.mspx

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4169

File Name: 4169.prm

Family: Generic

Published: 2007/08/15

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 4155

Nessus ID: 25882

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS3#AV:A/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3890

BID: 25280