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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-0238

Microsoft Office Excel 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1; Excel Viewer 2003 Gold and SP3; Excel Viewer; Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1; and Excel in Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Excel document that triggers an access attempt on an invalid object, as exploited in the wild in February 2009 by Trojan.Mdropper.AC.
Publish Date : 2009-02-25 Last Update Date : 2018-10-12
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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 Code

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Memory Corruption Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5968 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-2009-0238

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Excel 2004 MAC Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Excel Viewer Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Office 2008 MAC Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft Office Excel 2000 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Office Excel 2002 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft Office Excel 2003 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft Office Excel 2007 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Microsoft Office Excel Viewer Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 Gold Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Excel 1
Microsoft Excel Viewer 1
Microsoft Office 1
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 1
Microsoft Office Excel 4
Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 3

- References For CVE-2009-0238
Microsoft Advisory Microsoft Security Advisory (968272): Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Version: 3.0 Revision Note: V3.0 (April 14, 2009) Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin. Summary: Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file. At this time, we are aware only of limited and targeted attacks that attempt to use this vulnerability.Release Date:2009-04-14
MS MS09-009
VUPEN ADV-2009-1023
CERT TA09-104A
XF ms-excel-unspecified-code-execution(48875)
BID 33870 Microsoft Excel Invalid Object Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2009-05-01
SECTRACK 1021744

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-0238

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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