Microsoft Excel 2007 SP3, Excel 2010 SP2, Excel 2013 SP1, Excel 2013 RT SP1, Excel 2016, Office Compatibility Pack SP3, and Excel Viewer allow user-assisted remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via a crafted cell that is mishandled upon a click, aka "Microsoft Office Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability."
Published 2016-12-20 06:59:00
Updated 2018-10-12 22:14:29
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Vulnerability category: Input validation

CVE-2016-7262 is in the CISA Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

CISA vulnerability name:
Microsoft Office Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability
CISA required action:
Apply updates per vendor instructions.
CISA description:
A security feature bypass vulnerability exists when Microsoft Office improperly handles input. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could execute arbitrary commands.
Added on 2022-03-03 Action due date 2022-03-24

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-7262

93.85%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 99 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-7262

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-7262

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-7262

Products affected by CVE-2016-7262

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