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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0258

Original release date: 03/10/2010
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Microsoft Office Excel 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1 and SP2; Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; Office Excel Viewer SP1 and SP2; and Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 and SP2 do not properly parse the Excel file format, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted spreadsheet that causes memory to be interpreted as a different object type than intended, aka "Microsoft Office Excel Sheet Object Type Confusion Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8545
External Source: MS
Name: MS10-017
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023698
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20100309 Microsoft Excel Sheet Object Type Confusion Vulnerability
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA10-068A

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8545
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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