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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-1273

Original release date: 06/16/2011
Last revised: 10/26/2011
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; Excel Viewer SP2; and Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP2 do not properly validate record information during parsing of Excel spreadsheets, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted spreadsheet, aka "Excel Improper Record Parsing 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: SECUNIA
Name: 44931
External Source: MS
Name: MS11-045
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12354
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 72921

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:12354
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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