Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Excel

Memory corruption

Known malware:

mx97:cve-2008-0081 virus

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2008011501 - Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Excel

CVE-ID: CVE-2008-0081

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 - Memory corruption


The vulnerability alows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to a boundary error when handling macros in Excel files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: