Microsoft OWC Spreadsheet component "=HOST()" formula could be used to execute arbitrary script through Internet Explorer
|owc-spreadsheet-host-script-execution (8777)||Medium Risk|
Microsoft Office Web Components (OWC) could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary script on the vulnerable system. A remote attacker using the Spreadsheet component in OWC 2000 and 2002 could create a malicious Web page that uses the setTimeout method in the ""=HOST()" formula to alter the Document Object Model (DOM) and execute arbitrary script on a victim's system, if the Web page is visited using Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-044. See References.
- CIAC Information Bulletin M-117: Microsoft Office Web Components Vulnerabilities.
- GreyMagic Security Advisory GM#005-IE: Scripting for the scriptless with OWC in IE.
- Internet Security Systems Security Alert, August 22, 2002: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Web Components.
- Microsoft Office Download Center: Office XP Tool: Web Components.
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-044: Unsafe Functions in Office Web Components (Q328130).
- BID-4449: Microsoft Office Web Components Active Script Execution Vulnerability
- CVE-2002-0727: The Host function in Microsoft Office Web Components (OWC) 2000 and 2002 is exposed in components that are marked as safe for scripting, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary commands via the setTimeout method.
- OSVDB ID: 3006: Microsoft IE OWC Script Execution
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- Microsoft Commerce Server 2000
- Microsoft Commerce Server 2002
- Microsoft ISA Server 2000
- Microsoft Money 2002
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- Microsoft Office 2000
- Microsoft Office XP
- Microsoft Office Web Components 2000
- Microsoft Office Web Components 2002
- Microsoft Project 2002
- Microsoft Project Server 2002
- Microsoft Small Business Server 2000
Apr 08, 2002
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