#VU59477 Buffer overflow

Published: 2022-01-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU59477

Vulnerability risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-21841


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Excel
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Microsoft


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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing Microsoft Excel files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2013 - 2019 for Mac

Microsoft Excel: 2013 - 2016


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