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Microsoft Excel Code Execution (886836) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if hotfix 886836 has been installed
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Excel.
The remote host has a version of Microsoft Excel which is vulnerable to
a code execution issue. A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to execute
arbitrary code on the remote host with the rights of the user
opening the file.
To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send a malformed Excel
file to a victim on the remote host and wait for him to open it.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2000 and 2002:
High / CVSS Base Score : 8
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