Vulnerable component: Microsoft Excel
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer
The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The weakness is due to a stack-based buffer overflow in the HrShellOpenWithMonikerDisplayName() function. By persuading the victim to open a specially crafted Excel file, a remote attacker can cause DoS conditions or execute arbitrary code via a long hyperlink.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in denial of service or arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.
Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited.
- Microsoft Excel - Unspecified Remote Code Execution [Exploit-DB]