Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel



Published: 2006-07-11 | Updated: 2016-12-05
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 8
CVE-ID CVE-2006-2388
CVE-2006-1309
CVE-2006-1308
CVE-2006-1306
CVE-2006-1304
CVE-2006-1302
CVE-2006-1301
CVE-2006-3059
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #6 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerability #7 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerability #8 is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Excel Viewer
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Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Excel for Mac
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Microsoft Office for Mac
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Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 8 vulnerabilities.

This bulletin describes 8 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel, which can be exploited to compromise vulnerable system.

1) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU1201

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-2388

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of input data when processing a malformed Excel file. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted Excel file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Microsoft Excel 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5788518C-0FB3-4381-BB42-BCA71A4FD646
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=779666AB-CCD1-47A1-8A5A-B288A5204369
Microsoft Excel 2002 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0828F77F-BE33-4913-B68D-6A375D5FE130
Microsoft Excel 2000 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D8A2AD6D-582C-4185-ADE1-671D2128D3EE
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/
Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Vulnerable software versions

Excel Viewer: 2003

Microsoft Excel: 2000, 2002, 2003

Microsoft Excel for Mac: 2004, v.X

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Office: 2000 Service Pack 3, 2003, XP

CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms06-037.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

2) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU1200

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1309

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of input data when processing a malformed LABEL record within Excel file. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted Excel file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Microsoft Excel 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5788518C-0FB3-4381-BB42-BCA71A4FD646
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=779666AB-CCD1-47A1-8A5A-B288A5204369
Microsoft Excel 2002 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0828F77F-BE33-4913-B68D-6A375D5FE130
Microsoft Excel 2000 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D8A2AD6D-582C-4185-ADE1-671D2128D3EE
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/
Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Vulnerable software versions

Excel Viewer: 2003

Microsoft Excel: 2000, 2002, 2003

Microsoft Excel for Mac: 2004, v.X

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Office: 2000 Service Pack 3, 2003, XP

CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms06-037.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

3) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU1199

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1308

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of input data when processing a malformed FNGROUPCOUNT value file. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted Excel file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Microsoft Excel 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5788518C-0FB3-4381-BB42-BCA71A4FD646
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=779666AB-CCD1-47A1-8A5A-B288A5204369
Microsoft Excel 2002 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0828F77F-BE33-4913-B68D-6A375D5FE130
Microsoft Excel 2000 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D8A2AD6D-582C-4185-ADE1-671D2128D3EE
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/
Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Vulnerable software versions

Excel Viewer: 2003

Microsoft Excel: 2000, 2002, 2003

Microsoft Excel for Mac: 2004, v.X

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Office: 2000 Service Pack 3, 2003, XP

CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms06-037.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

4) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU1198

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1306

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of input data when processing a malformed OBJECT record within Excel file. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted Excel file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Microsoft Excel 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5788518C-0FB3-4381-BB42-BCA71A4FD646
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=779666AB-CCD1-47A1-8A5A-B288A5204369
Microsoft Excel 2002 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0828F77F-BE33-4913-B68D-6A375D5FE130
Microsoft Excel 2000 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D8A2AD6D-582C-4185-ADE1-671D2128D3EE
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/
Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Vulnerable software versions

Excel Viewer: 2003

Microsoft Excel: 2000, 2002, 2003

Microsoft Excel for Mac: 2004, v.X

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Office: 2000 Service Pack 3, 2003, XP

CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms06-037.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

5) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU1197

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1304

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of input data when processing a malformed COLINFO record within Excel file. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted Excel file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Microsoft Excel 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5788518C-0FB3-4381-BB42-BCA71A4FD646
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=779666AB-CCD1-47A1-8A5A-B288A5204369
Microsoft Excel 2002 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0828F77F-BE33-4913-B68D-6A375D5FE130
Microsoft Excel 2000 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D8A2AD6D-582C-4185-ADE1-671D2128D3EE
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/
Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Vulnerable software versions

Excel Viewer: 2003

Microsoft Excel: 2000, 2002, 2003

Microsoft Excel for Mac: 2004, v.X

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Office: 2000 Service Pack 3, 2003, XP

CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms06-037.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

6) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU1196

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1302

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of input data when processing a malformed SELECTION record within Excel file. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted Excel file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Mitigation

Microsoft Excel 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5788518C-0FB3-4381-BB42-BCA71A4FD646
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=779666AB-CCD1-47A1-8A5A-B288A5204369
Microsoft Excel 2002 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0828F77F-BE33-4913-B68D-6A375D5FE130
Microsoft Excel 2000 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D8A2AD6D-582C-4185-ADE1-671D2128D3EE
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/
Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Vulnerable software versions

Excel Viewer: 2003

Microsoft Excel: 2000, 2002, 2003

Microsoft Excel for Mac: 2004, v.X

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Office: 2000 Service Pack 3, 2003, XP

CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms06-037.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

7) Buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU1177

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-1301

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect handling of input data when processing a malformed SELECTION record within Excel file. A remote unauthenticated attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted Excel file and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Microsoft Excel 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5788518C-0FB3-4381-BB42-BCA71A4FD646
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=779666AB-CCD1-47A1-8A5A-B288A5204369
Microsoft Excel 2002 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0828F77F-BE33-4913-B68D-6A375D5FE130
Microsoft Excel 2000 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D8A2AD6D-582C-4185-ADE1-671D2128D3EE
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/
Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Vulnerable software versions

Excel Viewer: 2003

Microsoft Excel: 2000, 2002, 2003

Microsoft Excel for Mac: 2004, v.X

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Office: 2000 Service Pack 3, 2003, XP

CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms06-037.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.

8) Remote code execution

EUVDB-ID: #VU1176

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2006-3059

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness is due to a stack-based buffer overflow in the HrShellOpenWithMonikerDisplayName() function. By persuading the victim to open a specially crafted Excel file, a remote attacker can cause DoS conditions or execute arbitrary code via a long hyperlink.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in denial of service or arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Microsoft Excel 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5788518C-0FB3-4381-BB42-BCA71A4FD646
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=779666AB-CCD1-47A1-8A5A-B288A5204369
Microsoft Excel 2002 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0828F77F-BE33-4913-B68D-6A375D5FE130
Microsoft Excel 2000 - https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D8A2AD6D-582C-4185-ADE1-671D2128D3EE
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/
Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac - https://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Excel for Mac: 2004, v.X

Microsoft Excel: 2000, 2002, 2003

Microsoft Office: 2000 Service Pack 3, 2003, XP

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms06-037.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.



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