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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-0668

The excel_read_HLINK function in plugins/excel/ms-excel-read.c in Gnome Office Gnumeric before 1.8.1 allows user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted XLS file containing XLS HLINK opcodes, possibly because of an integer signedness error that leads to an integer overflow. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
Publish Date : 2008-02-11 Last Update Date : 2008-09-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 189

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2008-0668 unix
DSA-1546 gnumeric -- integer overflow oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8059 unix
DSA-1546-1 gnumeric oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20233 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2008-0668

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Gnome Gnumeric 1.7.91 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Gnome Gnumeric 1

- References For CVE-2008-0668
GENTOO GLSA-200802-05
SUSE SUSE-SR:2008:016
VUPEN ADV-2008-0462
BID 27536 Gnumeric XLS HLINK Opcode Handling Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2008-08-08

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-0668

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