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Cumulative patches for Excel and Word for Windows Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the version of WinWord.exe and Excel.exe

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Excel.

Description :

The remote host has old versions of Word and Excel installed.
A possible hacker may use these to execute arbitrary code on this host.

To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue excel or word
file to the owner of this computer and have it open it.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office 2000 and XP :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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