ID CVE-2010-0258
Summary Microsoft Office Excel 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1 and SP2; Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; Office Excel Viewer SP1 and SP2; and Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 and SP2 do not properly parse the Excel file format, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted spreadsheet that causes memory to be interpreted as a different object type than intended, aka "Microsoft Office Excel Sheet Object Type Confusion Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2007:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2007:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
  • 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_compatibility_pack:2007:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack:2007:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:*:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:*:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:*:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_sharepoint_server:2007:sp1:x32:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_sharepoint_server:2007:sp1:x32:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_sharepoint_server:2007:sp1:x64:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_sharepoint_server:2007:sp1:x64:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_sharepoint_server:2007:sp2:x32:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_sharepoint_server:2007:sp2:x32:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_sharepoint_server:2007:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_sharepoint_server:2007:sp2:x64:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:open_xml_file_format_converter:*:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:open_xml_file_format_converter:*:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-10-2018 - 21:56)
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
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS10-017
bulletin_url
date 2010-03-09T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 980150
knowledgebase_url
severity Important
title Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution
oval via4
accepted 2014-06-30T04:11:29.578-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec 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 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 2007 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6006
  • comment Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1853
  • comment Microsoft Office 2007 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1211
description Microsoft Office Excel 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1 and SP2; Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; Office Excel Viewer SP1 and SP2; and Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 and SP2 do not properly parse the Excel file format, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted spreadsheet that causes memory to be interpreted as a different object type than intended, aka "Microsoft Office Excel Sheet Object Type Confusion Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8545
status accepted
submitted 2010-03-09T13:00:00
title Microsoft Office Excel Sheet Object Type Confusion Vulnerability
version 27
refmap via4
cert TA10-068A
idefense 20100309 Microsoft Excel Sheet Object Type Confusion Vulnerability
sectrack 1023698
Last major update 12-10-2018 - 21:56
Published 10-03-2010 - 22:30
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 21:56
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