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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2013-3159

Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3, 2007 SP3, and 2010 SP1 and SP2; Excel Viewer; and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 allow remote attackers to read arbitrary files via an XML document containing an external entity declaration in conjunction with an entity reference, related to an XML External Entity (XXE) issue, aka "XML External Entities Resolution Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2013-09-11 Last Update Date : 2014-12-08
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact None (There is no impact to the availability of the system.)
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 None
Vulnerability Type(s)

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
XML External Entities Resolution Vulnerability (CVE-2013-3159) - MS13-073 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18686 windows
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-2013-3159

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Excel 2007 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Excel 2010 SP2 ~~~~x64~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Excel 2010 SP2 ~~~x86~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft Excel 2010 SP1 ~~~x86~~ Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Excel 2010 SP1 ~~~~x64~ Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Excel 6

- References For CVE-2013-3159
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-073 MS13-073 - Important : Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2858300) - Version: 1.1 Severity Rating: Important Revision Note: V1.1 (September 13, 2013): Revised bulletin to announce detection changes for the Microsoft Excel 2003 update (2810048), Microsoft Excel 2007 update (2760583), Microsoft Excel Viewer update (2760590), and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack update (2760588). These are detection changes only. There were no changes to the update files. Customers who have successfully installed the updates do not need to take any action. Also updated the Known Issues entry in the Knowledge Base Article section from "Yes" to "None". Summary: This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file with an affected version of Microsoft Excel or other affected Microsoft Office software. An attacker who successfully exploited the most severe vulnerabilities could gain the same user rRelease Date:2013-09-13
CERT TA13-253A

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2013-3159

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