Remote code execution in Microsoft Excel



Published: 2022-06-14
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-30173
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Office Web Apps Server
Server applications / Application servers

Microsoft Excel
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU64284

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-30173

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to insufficient validation of user-supplied input in Microsoft Excel. A remote attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted file and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office Web Apps Server: 2013 Service Pack 1

Microsoft Excel: 2013 RT Service Pack 1 - 2016


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2022-30173

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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