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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-0141

Original release date: 05/08/2012
Last revised: 01/29/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2 and SP3, and 2010 Gold and SP1; Office 2011 for Mac; Excel Viewer; and Office Compatibility Pack SP2 and SP3 do not properly handle memory during the opening of files, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted spreadsheet, aka "Excel File Format Memory 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: MS12-030
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 49112
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA12-129A
External Source: BID
Name: 53342
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15152
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1027041

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