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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-0238

Original release date: 02/25/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
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-2009-1023
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=5923
External Source: MS
Name: MS09-009
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021744
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2658
External Source: XF
Name: ms-excel-unspecified-code-execution(48875)
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5968
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/968272.mspx
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-104A
External Source: BID
Name: 33870
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2009-022310-4202-99

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5968
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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