ID CVE-2011-3403
Summary Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 and Office 2004 for Mac do not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Excel spreadsheet, aka "Record Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 12-10-2018 - 22:01)
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 2012-05-28T04:00:58.166-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
comment Microsoft Excel 2003 is installed
oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:764
description Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 and Office 2004 for Mac do not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Excel spreadsheet, aka "Record Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14702
status accepted
submitted 2011-12-13T13:00:00
title Record Memory Corruption Vulnerability
version 7
refmap via4
cert TA11-347A
ms MS11-096
Last major update 12-10-2018 - 22:01
Published 14-12-2011 - 00:55
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