ID CVE-2009-0238
Summary Microsoft Office Excel 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1; Excel Viewer 2003 Gold and SP3; Excel Viewer; Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1; and Excel in Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Excel document that triggers an access attempt on an invalid object, as exploited in the wild in February 2009 by Trojan.Mdropper.AC.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel_viewer:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel_viewer:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2008:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2008:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:2003:gold:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:2003:gold:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-10-2018 - 21:50)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-94
CAPEC
  • Code Injection
    An adversary exploits a weakness in input validation on the target to inject new code into that which is currently executing. This differs from code inclusion in that code inclusion involves the addition or replacement of a reference to a code file, which is subsequently loaded by the target and used as part of the code of some application.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files. When the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high.
  • Manipulating User-Controlled Variables
    This attack targets user controlled variables (DEBUG=1, PHP Globals, and So Forth). An attacker can override environment variables leveraging user-supplied, untrusted query variables directly used on the application server without any data sanitization. In extreme cases, the attacker can change variables controlling the business logic of the application. For instance, in languages like PHP, a number of poorly set default configurations may allow the user to override variables.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
cvss-vector via4 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
oval via4
accepted 2014-06-30T04:11:11.231-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Kyle Key
    organization Gideon Technologies, Inc.
  • name Brendan Miles
    organization The MITRE Corporation
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Maria Kedovskaya
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Excel 2000 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:758
  • comment Microsoft Excel 2002 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:473
  • comment Microsoft Excel 2003 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:764
  • comment Microsoft Excel 2007 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1745
  • comment Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:439
  • comment Microsoft Excel Viewer 2007 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6006
  • comment Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1853
description Microsoft Office Excel 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1; Excel Viewer 2003 Gold and SP3; Excel Viewer; Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1; and Excel in Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Excel document that triggers an access attempt on an invalid object, as exploited in the wild in February 2009 by Trojan.Mdropper.AC.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5968
status accepted
submitted 2009-04-14T16:00:00
title Memory Corruption Vulnerability
version 28
refmap via4
bid 33870
cert TA09-104A
confirm http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/968272.mspx
misc
ms MS09-009
sectrack 1021744
vupen ADV-2009-1023
xf ms-excel-unspecified-code-execution(48875)
saint via4
bid 33870
description Microsoft Excel SST record code execution
id win_patch_excel2007
osvdb 52695
title excel_sst
type client
Last major update 12-10-2018 - 21:50
Published 25-02-2009 - 16:30
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