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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Excel Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Excel Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023157
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023157
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-3127, CVE-2009-3128, CVE-2009-3129, CVE-2009-3130, CVE-2009-3131, CVE-2009-3132, CVE-2009-3133, CVE-2009-3134   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 10 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Office XP SP3, Office 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, Office 2004 for Mac, Office 2008 for Mac; and prior service packs
Description:   Multiple vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Excel. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Excel file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The Open XML File Format Converter for Mac is also affected.

The Microsoft Office Excel Viewer is also affected.

The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is also affected.

TippingPoint, Bing Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, Sean Larsson of VeriSign iDefense Labs, and Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Excel 2002 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5672c8fc-8509-4962-ad86-ebc0f2575043

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6a6a0f5d-17dc-4a34-b9a0-0774aa287ba5

2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 1 and 2007 Microsoft Office System Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=322b24ca-aff6-4ca0-acf1-440cae0f9693

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8f115b1c-1e28-4ecf-937c-99c4b60c7c8e

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b84fe57d-ddda-451e-9ead-69e10aee7928

Open XML File Format Converter for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4dd4bc05-1217-497e-8f65-4347f2544ed6

Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=19151e22-5642-456c-bd39-298574369cdb

Microsoft Office Excel Viewer Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Excel Viewer Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=fb36df5e-ebef-46bf-9edd-67f2c76dbdb3

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c4c92d2e-e87d-446f-8d3e-8f4be10c70aa

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c4c92d2e-e87d-446f-8d3e-8f4be10c70aa

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-067.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-067.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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