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CVE-2011-0978 Detail

Current Description

Stack-based buffer overflow in Microsoft Excel 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP2; Office 2004 for Mac; Excel Viewer SP2; and Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to an axis properties record, and improper incrementing of an array index, aka "Excel Array Indexing Vulnerability."

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
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2011/02/07/zdi-disclosure-microsoft
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/8231
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1025337
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA11-102A.html US Government Resource
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0940
http://zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-042/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2011/ms11-021
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A12439

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer (CWE-119)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2002:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2003:sp3:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:2007:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel_viewer:-:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2004:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack:2007:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-0978
NVD Published Date:
02/10/2011
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018