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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-3014

Original release date: 06/21/2006
Last revised: 10/03/2011


Microsoft Excel allows user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary javascript and redirect users to arbitrary sites via an Excel spreadsheet with an embedded Shockwave Flash Player ActiveX Object, which is automatically executed when the user opens the spreadsheet.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.1 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 4.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: High
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: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3577
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1016344
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:538
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-3573
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 18583
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.securiteam.com/windowsntfocus/5TP0M0KIUA.html
External Source: MS
Name: MS06-069
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA06-318A
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20060620 Microsoft Excel File Embedded Shockwave Flash Object Exploit
External Source: MISC
Name: http://hackingspirits.com/vuln-rnd/vuln-rnd.html
External Source: BID
Name: 19980
Type: Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: excel-shockwave-code-execution(27312)
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-4507
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb06-11.html

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:538
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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