Vulnerability CVE-2010-0258


Published: 2010-03-10   Modified: 2012-02-13

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."

Type:

CWE-94

(Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection'))

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
9.3/10
10/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Complete
Complete
Complete
Affected software
Microsoft -> Excel 
Microsoft -> Office 
Microsoft -> Office compatibility pack 
Microsoft -> Office excel viewer 
Microsoft -> Office sharepoint server 
Microsoft -> Open xml file format converter 

 References:
http://labs.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=859
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1023698
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA10-068A.html
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2010/ms10-017
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A8545

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