Microsoft Office 2004/2008 input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Office 2004/2008 (Office Suite Software). It has been rated as very critical. This issue affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-20. 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. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Microsoft Excel 2002 SP3 and 2003 SP3, Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac, and Open XML File Format Converter for Mac do not properly validate record information, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Excel document, aka "Out Of Bounds Array Vulnerability."

The weakness was shared 10/13/2010 with VUPEN (Website). The advisory is shared at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2010-3236. The attack may be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 09/26/2021).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 50068 (MS10-079 / MS10-080 : Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2293194 / 2293211) (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 110136 (Microsoft Office Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (MS10-080)).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (62118) and Tenable (50068). The entries 4196, 55001, 54995 and 54994 are related to this item.







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Class: Input validation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 50068
Nessus Name: MS10-079 / MS10-080 : Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2293194 / 2293211) (Mac OS X)
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OpenVAS ID: 902264
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Office Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities (2293211)
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Organization: VUPEN
Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2010-3236 (🔍)

X-Force: 62118
Vulnerability Center: 27660 - [MS10-080] Microsoft Excel 2002 SP3 and 2003 SP3 Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 43651 - Microsoft Excel Out of Bounds Array (CVE-2010-3236) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 09/26/2021 04:28 PM
Changes: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM (60), 03/07/2017 09:53 AM (9), 09/26/2021 04:21 PM (3), 09/26/2021 04:28 PM (1)
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