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CVE-2011-0979 Detail

Current Description

Microsoft Excel 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, and 2010; Office 2004, 2008, and 2011 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; and Excel Viewer SP2 do not properly handle errors during the parsing of Office Art records in Excel spreadsheets, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed object record, related to a "stray reference," aka "Excel Linked List Corruption 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://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 Vendor Advisory
http://zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-041/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2011/ms11-021
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A12595

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Input Validation (CWE-20)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:excel:-:-:x64:*:*:*:*:*
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 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:2010:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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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:2008:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2011:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack:2007:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:open_xml_file_format_converter:*:*:mac:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2011-0979
NVD Published Date:
02/10/2011
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018