Microsoft Office 2004/2008 Spreadsheet code injection

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Office 2004/2008 (Office Suite Software). It has been classified as very critical. This affects an unknown functionality of the component Spreadsheet. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-94. The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Microsoft Office Excel 2002 SP3, Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a spreadsheet containing a malformed object that triggers memory corruption, related to "loading Excel records," aka "Excel Document Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

The weakness was presented 11/11/2009 by Nicolas Joly with VUPEN Security (Website). The advisory is shared at us-cert.gov. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-3133. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/27/2021). MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1059 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 50063 (MS09-067 / MS09-068: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (972652 / 976307) (Mac OS X)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family MacOS X Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 110096 (Microsoft Office Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS09-067)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 9252.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (54010), Tenable (50063), SecurityFocus (BID 36911†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-24009†).

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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
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Nessus ID: 50063
Nessus Name: MS09-067 / MS09-068: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (972652 / 976307) (Mac OS X)
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OpenVAS ID: 900887
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Office Excel Multiple Vulnerabilities (972652)
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Sourcesinfo

Vendor: microsoft.com

Advisory: us-cert.gov
Researcher: Nicolas Joly
Organization: VUPEN Security
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2009-3133 (🔍)
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X-Force: 54010
SecurityFocus: 36911 - Microsoft Excel Document Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Vulnerability Center: 24009 - [MS09-067] Microsoft Excel Document Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability Allows Code Execution, Medium

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Created: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM
Updated: 08/27/2021 05:50 PM
Changes: 03/18/2015 03:15 PM (64), 02/17/2017 11:16 AM (10), 08/27/2021 05:43 PM (3), 08/27/2021 05:50 PM (1)
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