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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-1847

Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3, 2007 SP2 and SP3, and 2010 Gold and SP1; Office 2008 and 2011 for Mac; Excel Viewer; and Office Compatibility Pack SP2 and SP3 do not properly handle memory during the opening of files, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted spreadsheet, aka "Excel Series Record Parsing Type Mismatch Could Result in Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2012-05-08 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 None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute Code
CWE ID 264

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Excel Series Record Parsing Type Mismatch Could Result in Remote Code Execution Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15575 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-2012-1847

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Excel 2007 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Excel 2007 SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Excel 2010 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft Excel 2010 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Microsoft Excel Viewer Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Microsoft Office 2008 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Microsoft Office 2011 MAC Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Excel 5
Microsoft Excel Viewer 1
Microsoft Office 2
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2

- References For CVE-2012-1847
CERT TA12-129A
MS MS12-030
XF ms-excel-series-code-execution(75119)
SECTRACK 1027041
BID 53379 Microsoft Excel CVE-2012-1847 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Release Date:2012-08-22

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-1847

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

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