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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Excel Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Excel Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023698
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023698
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0257, CVE-2010-0258, CVE-2010-0260, CVE-2010-0261, CVE-2010-0262, CVE-2010-0263, CVE-2010-0264   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 9 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2, 2004 for Mac, 2008 for Mac; and prior service packs
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Office 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.

Open XML File Format Converter for Mac is also affected.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is also affected.

A specially crafted record can trigger a memory corruption error [CVE-2010-0257].

A specially crafted file can trigger an object type error [CVE-2010-0258].

A specially crafted MDXTUPLE record can trigger a heap overflow [CVE-2010-0260].

A specially crafted MDXSET record can trigger a heap overflow [CVE-2010-0261]

A specially crafted FNGROUPNAME record can trigger a memory initialization error [CVE-2010-0262].

A specially crafted XLSX file can trigger a parsing error [CVE-2010-0263].

A specially crafted DbOrParamQry record can trigger a parsing error [CVE-2010-0264].

Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team, Sean Larsson of VeriSign iDefense Labs, an anonymous researcher via TippingPoint, and Damian Frizza from Core Security Technologies 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=E0136F62-60CE-4EBD-8660-BE81EBA29AE8

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7E42793E-747B-48DA-968A-1EC29EA37151

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=03429F8A-8AAB-4A59-97E4-7CE047F100A5

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=03429F8A-8AAB-4A59-97E4-7CE047F100A5

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ae5936f8-fe3f-4d23-a37c-d80f228e475e

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e0ed1569-ab2f-407c-b728-4eddc463c385

Open XML File Format Converter for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4c5487d5-c912-4087-8c83-769e3fb78ea9

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=010D0A4D-02A4-4142-963B-A38CD06CC897

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=314F076E-8F9D-46C2-B666-86599A02BF15

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=94DDF6EF-3392-4D77-A02B-3BC0470721CD

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=94DDF6EF-3392-4D77-A02B-3BC0470721CD

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=06F6BFFB-3FAD-4FB5-878B-39550812E9B5

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=06F6BFFB-3FAD-4FB5-878B-39550812E9B5

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=314F076E-8F9D-46C2-B666-86599A02BF15

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-017.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-017.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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