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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel and Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (917284/917285) (Mac OS X)

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for Excel 2004 and X

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft
Excel.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Microsoft Office
which is subject to various flaws which may permit arbitrary code to be run.

A possible hacker may use this to execute arbitrary code on this host.

To succeed, the attacker would have to send a rogue file to
a user of the remote computer and have it open it with
Microsoft Excel or another Office application.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Office for Mac OS X :

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-037.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-038.mspx

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.6
(AV:R/AC:H/Au:NR/C:P/I:P/A:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 18938, 18915, 18913, 18912, 18911, 18890, 18888, 18886, 18885

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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