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CVE-2009-0238 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Provides administrator access
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

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Hyperlink Resource
http://blogs.zdnet.com/security/?p=2658
http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=5923
http://securitytracker.com/id?1021744
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/968272.mspx Vendor Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/33870
http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2009-022310-4202-99
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-104A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/1023
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2009/ms09-009
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/48875
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A5968

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection') (CWE-94)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel_viewer:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2008:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2000:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel:2007:sp1:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:2003:gold:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0238
NVD Published Date:
02/25/2009
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018