Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel



Published: 2008-01-15 | Updated: 2016-12-13
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 7
CVE-ID CVE-2008-0081
CVE-2008-0117
CVE-2008-0116
CVE-2008-0115
CVE-2008-0114
CVE-2008-0112
CVE-2008-0111
CWE-ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Vulnerability #1 is being exploited in the wild.
Public exploit code for vulnerability #2 is available.
Public exploit code for vulnerability #3 is available.
Public exploit code for vulnerability #4 is available.
Public exploit code for vulnerability #5 is available.
Public exploit code for vulnerability #6 is available.
Public exploit code for vulnerability #7 is available.
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Office for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Excel
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Excel Viewer
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 7 vulnerabilities.

1) Memory corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU1265

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-2008-0081

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

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The weakness exists due to a boundary error when handling macros in Excel files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

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

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website:

Excel 2000 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f7f90c30-1bfd-406b-a77f-612443e30185
Excel 2002 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=907f96d5-d1e9-4471-b41c-3ac811e63038
Excel 2003 Service Pack 2:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=296e5f2c-f594-41c8-a20a-3e4c40ae3948
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=280bb2ac-b21a-46b5-8751-5a50fbebf107
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95DCEB37-B35F-46DB-B280-DB0F3B298AA9

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Excel: 2000 - 2003

Excel Viewer: 2003


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms08-014.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.

2) Memory corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU1264

Risk: High

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-2008-0117

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

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The weakness exists due to a boundary error when conditional formatting values handling in Excel files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

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

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website:

Excel 2000 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f7f90c30-1bfd-406b-a77f-612443e30185
Excel 2002 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=907f96d5-d1e9-4471-b41c-3ac811e63038
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95DCEB37-B35F-46DB-B280-DB0F3B298AA9
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8FE8C32A-6D7A-482B-97C6-42562F089EE4

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004 - 2008

Microsoft Excel: 2000 - 2002


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms08-014.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.

3) Remote code execution

EUVDB-ID: #VU1263

Risk: High

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-2008-0116

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

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The weakness exists due to a boundary error when loading application data into memory. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel file with rich text values, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

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

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website:

Excel 2000 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f7f90c30-1bfd-406b-a77f-612443e30185
Excel 2002 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=907f96d5-d1e9-4471-b41c-3ac811e63038
Excel 2003 Service Pack 2:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=296e5f2c-f594-41c8-a20a-3e4c40ae3948
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=280bb2ac-b21a-46b5-8751-5a50fbebf107
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e9251d71-9098-4125-ae91-7d4c83ea58ad
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95DCEB37-B35F-46DB-B280-DB0F3B298AA9
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8FE8C32A-6D7A-482B-97C6-42562F089EE4

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004 - 2008

Microsoft Excel: 2000 - 2007

Excel Viewer: 2003


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms08-014.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.

4) Remote code execution

EUVDB-ID: #VU1262

Risk: High

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-2008-0115

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

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The weakness exists due to a boundary error when handling Excel files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel file containing malformad formulas, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

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

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website:

Excel 2000 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f7f90c30-1bfd-406b-a77f-612443e30185
Excel 2002 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=907f96d5-d1e9-4471-b41c-3ac811e63038
Excel 2003 Service Pack 2:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=296e5f2c-f594-41c8-a20a-3e4c40ae3948
Excel 2007:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e7634cb5-9531-4284-9554-4168fc488e0c
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=280bb2ac-b21a-46b5-8751-5a50fbebf107
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e9251d71-9098-4125-ae91-7d4c83ea58ad
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95DCEB37-B35F-46DB-B280-DB0F3B298AA9

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Office: 2007

Microsoft Excel: 2000 - 2007

Excel Viewer: 2003


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms08-014.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.

5) Memory corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU1261

Risk: High

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-2008-0114

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

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The weakness exists due to a boundary error when handling data Style record in Excel files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

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

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website:

Excel 2000 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f7f90c30-1bfd-406b-a77f-612443e30185
Excel 2002 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=907f96d5-d1e9-4471-b41c-3ac811e63038
Excel 2003 Service Pack 2:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=296e5f2c-f594-41c8-a20a-3e4c40ae3948
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=280bb2ac-b21a-46b5-8751-5a50fbebf107
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95DCEB37-B35F-46DB-B280-DB0F3B298AA9

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Excel: 2000 - 2003

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Excel Viewer: 2003


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms08-014.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.

6) Memory Corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU1260

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 9.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2008-0112

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

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The weakness exists due to a boundary error when importing files into Excel. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

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

Mitigation

Excel 2000 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f7f90c30-1bfd-406b-a77f-612443e30185
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95DCEB37-B35F-46DB-B280-DB0F3B298AA9
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8FE8C32A-6D7A-482B-97C6-42562F089EE4

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Excel: 2000

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004 - 2008


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms08-014.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.

7) Memory corruption

EUVDB-ID: #VU1259

Risk: High

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-2008-0111

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

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

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

The weakness exists due to a boundary error when processing data validation records in Excel files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

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

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website:

Excel 2000 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f7f90c30-1bfd-406b-a77f-612443e30185
Excel 2002 Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=907f96d5-d1e9-4471-b41c-3ac811e63038
Excel 2003 Service Pack 2:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=296e5f2c-f594-41c8-a20a-3e4c40ae3948
Excel 2007:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e7634cb5-9531-4284-9554-4168fc488e0c
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=280bb2ac-b21a-46b5-8751-5a50fbebf107
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e9251d71-9098-4125-ae91-7d4c83ea58ad
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95DCEB37-B35F-46DB-B280-DB0F3B298AA9

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2004

Microsoft Office: 2007

Microsoft Excel: 2000 - 2007

Excel Viewer: 2003


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms08-014.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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