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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0821

Microsoft Excel 97, 2000, and 2002 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a spreadsheet with a malicious XLM (Excel 4) macro that bypasses the macro security model.
Publish Date : 2003-12-15 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeBypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
MS Excel 2000 Malicious Macro Security Bypass Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:636 windows
MS Excel 2002 Malicious Macro Security Bypass Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:695 windows
MS Excel 97 Malicious Macro Security Bypass Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:675 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-2003-0821

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Word 97 * * ZH Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Word 97 * * JA Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Word 97 SR2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Word 97 * * KO Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft Word 97 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Word 97 SR1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft Word 98 * * ZH Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft Word 98 * * JA Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Microsoft Word 98 * * KO Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Microsoft Word 98 SR1 * JA Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Microsoft Word 98 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Microsoft Word 98 SR2 * JA Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Microsoft Word 2000 SR1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Microsoft Word 2000 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Microsoft Word 2000 * * KO Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Microsoft Word 2000 Sr1a * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Microsoft Word 2000 * * ZH Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Microsoft Word 2000 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Microsoft Word 2000 SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Microsoft Word 2000 * * JA Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Microsoft Word 2002 SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Microsoft Word 2002 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Microsoft Word 2002 SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Microsoft Works 2001 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Microsoft Works 2002 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Microsoft Works 2003 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Microsoft Works 2004 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Word 23
Microsoft Works 4

- References For CVE-2003-0821
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:695
BID 9010 Microsoft Excel XLM Macro Security Level Bypass Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-12
XF excel-macro-execute-code(13681)
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:675
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:636
MS MS03-050

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0821

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