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CVE-2006-3431 Detail

Current Description

Buffer overflow in certain Asian language versions of Microsoft Excel might allow user-assisted attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted STYLE record in a spreadsheet that triggers the overflow when the user attempts to repair the document or selects the "Style" option, as demonstrated by nanika.xls. NOTE: Microsoft has confirmed to CVE via e-mail that this is different than the other Excel vulnerabilities announced before 20060707, including CVE-2006-3059 and CVE-2006-3086.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  07/07/2006      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2006-3431
Original release date:
07/07/2006
Last revised:
10/10/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.5 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.4
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=115274676314243&w=2 External Source BUGTRAQ 20060711 New CVE number states Excel Style handling as a separate issue
http://securitytracker.com/id?1016430 External Source SECTRACK 1016430
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-059.mspx External Source MS MS06-059
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/438963/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20060703 Excel 2000/XP/2003 Style 0day POC
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/439427/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20060707 Major updates to Excel 0-day Vulnerability FAQ at SecuriTeam Blogs
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/449179/100/0/threaded External Source HP SSRT061264
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18872 Exploit External Source BID 18872
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2006/2689 External Source VUPEN ADV-2006-2689
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A431 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:431

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:431
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:431

Technical Details

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Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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