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MS11-096 - Important : Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2640241) - Version: 1.1

MS11-096 Version 2011-12-21 Severity Rating: Important Revision Note: V1.1 (December 21, 2011): Added Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 to the Non-Affected Software table. This is an informational change only. There were no changes to the detection logic or the update files. Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. Installing and configuring Office File Validation (OFV) to prevent the opening of suspicious files blocks the attack vectors for exploiting the vulnerabilities described in CVE-2011-3403.
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# CVE ID CWE ID # of Exploits Vulnerability Type(s) Publish Date Update Date Score Gained Access Level Access Complexity Authentication Conf. Integ. Avail.
1 CVE-2011-3403 94 Exec Code Mem. Corr. 2011-12-13 2013-01-29
9.3
None Remote Medium Not required Complete Complete Complete
Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 and Office 2004 for Mac do not properly handle objects in memory, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Excel spreadsheet, aka "Record Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
Total number of vulnerabilities : 1

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