2006-1301 | Microsoft Excel code injection (MS06-037 / BID-18853)

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Excel 2000/2002/2003/2004/XP (Spreadsheet Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-94. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 07/13/2006 by posidron as MS06-037 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared for download at microsoft.com. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2006-1301 since 03/20/2006. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 22025 (MS06-037 / MS06-038: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel and Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (917284 / 917285) (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 110034 (Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (MS06-037)).

Applying the patch MS06-037 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at microsoft.com. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 4522.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 18853), X-Force (27542), SecurityTracker (ID 1016472), Vulnerability Center (SBV-12225) and Tenable (22025). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 2324, 29423, 31318 and 31317.




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Class: Privilege escalation
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 22025
Nessus Name: MS06-037 / MS06-038: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel and Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (917284 / 917285) (Mac OS X)
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Advisory: MS06-037
Researcher: posidron
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2006-1301 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 18853 – Microsoft Excel Selection Record Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
X-Force: 27542
SecurityTracker: 1016472 – Microsoft Excel Errors in Processing Various Malformed Records Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 12225 – [MS06-037] Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution via Malformed SELECTION Record, Medium
Vupen: ADV-2006-2755

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