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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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Excel 2000 and 2002:

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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