#VU6140 Memory corruption

Published: 2017-03-21

Vulnerability identifier: #VU6140

Vulnerability 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-2009-3128


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Microsoft

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

The weakness exists due to boundary error when parsing of the Excel spreadsheet file format. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .xls file containing a malformed record object, trick the victim into opening it, trigger SxView memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

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

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Vulnerable software versions

Excel Viewer: 2003

Microsoft Excel: 2002 - 2003

Microsoft Office: 2002 - 2003


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

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

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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