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Resource Management Errors


Severity High
Score 9.3/10


Microsoft Office Excel 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3, 2003 SP3, and 2007 SP1; Excel in Microsoft Office 2004 and 2008 for Mac; Microsoft Office Excel Viewer and Excel Viewer 2003 SP3; and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 do not properly parse the Excel spreadsheet file format, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted spreadsheet that contains a malformed object with "an offset and a two-byte value" that trigger a memory calculation error, aka "Memory Corruption Vulnerability."

  • NONE

CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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