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Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel and Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (917284/917285) (Mac OS X) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for Excel 2004 and X
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft
The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Office
which is subject to various flaws which may allow arbitrary code to be run.
A possible hacker may use this to execute arbitrary code on this host.
To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to
a user of the remote computer and have it open it with
Microsoft Excel or another Office application.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office for Mac OS X :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.6
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