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Sid 1-49500

Message

FILE-OFFICE Microsoft Office Excel conditional code execution attempt

Summary

Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 and 2007 SP2; Excel in Office 2007 SP2; Excel 2010 Gold and SP1; Excel in Office 2010 Gold and SP1; Office 2004, 2008, and 2011 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; Excel Viewer SP2; Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP2; Excel Services on Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2; Excel Services on Office SharePoint Server 2010 Gold and SP1; and Excel Web App 2010 Gold and SP1 do not properly parse conditional expressions associated with formatting requirements, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted spreadsheet, aka "Excel Conditional Expression Parsing Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS base score 9.3 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE

CVE-2011-1989:

CVSS base score 9.3

CVSS impact score 10.0

CVSS exploitability score 8.6

Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE

Integrity Impact COMPLETE

Availability Impact COMPLETE

Detailed information

CVE-2011-1989: Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 and 2007 SP2; Excel in Office 2007 SP2; Excel 2010 Gold and SP1; Excel in Office 2010 Gold and SP1; Office 2004, 2008, and 2011 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; Excel Viewer SP2; Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP2; Excel Services on Office SharePoint Server 2007 SP2; Excel Services on Office SharePoint Server 2010 Gold and SP1; and Excel Web App 2010 Gold and SP1 do not properly parse conditional expressions associated with formatting requirements, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted spreadsheet, aka "Excel Conditional Expression Parsing Vulnerability."

Affected systems

  • microsoft excel 2003
  • microsoft excel 2007
  • microsoft excel 2010
  • microsoft excel_viewer *
  • microsoft excelwebapp 2010
  • microsoft office 2004
  • microsoft office 2007
  • microsoft office 2008
  • microsoft office 2010
  • microsoft office 2011
  • microsoft officecompatibilitypack 2007
  • microsoft openxmlfileformatconverter *
  • microsoft sharepoint_server 2007
  • microsoft sharepoint_server 2010

Ease of attack

CVE-2011-1989:

Access Vector NETWORK

Access Complexity MEDIUM

Authentication NONE

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Contributors

  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

Additional References

  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS11-072