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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-0979

Original release date: 02/10/2011
Last revised: 01/15/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Microsoft Excel 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, and 2010; Office 2004, 2008, and 2011 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; and Excel Viewer SP2 do not properly handle errors during the parsing of Office Art records in Excel spreadsheets, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed object record, related to a "stray reference," aka "Excel Linked List Corruption 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: MS
Name: MS11-021
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-041/
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 70904
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 39122
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0940
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12595
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1025337
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 43231
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA11-102A
External Source: MISC
Name: http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2011/02/07/zdi-disclosure-microsoft

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12595
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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