2006-1309 | Microsoft Excel code injection (MS06-037 / BID-18910)

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Excel 2000/2002/2003/2004/XP (Spreadsheet Software). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-94. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was presented 07/13/2006 by Shaun Colley as MS06-037 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is available at microsoft.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2006-1309 since 03/20/2006. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not 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 4512.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 18910), X-Force (27466), SecurityTracker (ID 1016472), Vulnerability Center (SBV-12229) and Tenable (22025). See 2324, 29423, 31317 and 31316 for similar entries.




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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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07/12/2021 +1714 days 🔍Vendor: https://www.microsoft.com/

Advisory: MS06-037
Researcher: Shaun Colley
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2006-1309 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 18910 – Microsoft Excel LABEL Record Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
X-Force: 27466
SecurityTracker: 1016472 – Microsoft Excel Errors in Processing Various Malformed Records Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Vulnerability Center: 12229 – [MS06-037] Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution via Malformed LABEL Record, Medium
Vupen: ADV-2006-2755

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Updated: 07/12/2021 16:54
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