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CVE-2011-1988 Detail

Current Description

Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 and 2007 SP2; Excel in Office 2007 SP2; Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac; Open XML File Format Converter for Mac; Excel Viewer SP2; and Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP2 do not properly parse records in Excel spreadsheets, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted spreadsheet, aka "Excel Heap 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://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA11-256A.html US Government Resource
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2011/ms11-072
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A12836

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: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:2007:sp2:*:*:*:*:*:*
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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: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-2011-1988
NVD Published Date:
09/15/2011
NVD Last Modified:
10/12/2018