Microsoft OWC Spreadsheet component "Paste" and "Copy" method could allow unauthorized clipboard access through Internet Explorer

owc-spreadsheet-clipboard-access (8779) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Microsoft Office Web Components (OWC) could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control over a victim's clipboard. A remote attacker could create a Web page containing malicious JavaScript that uses the "Paste" method of the Range object and the "Copy" method of the Cell object to gain unauthorized read and write access to the victim's clipboard, if the Web page is visited using Microsoft Internet Explorer.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS02-044. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft BackOffice 2000
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2000
  • Microsoft Commerce Server 2002
  • Microsoft ISA Server 2000
  • Microsoft Money 2002
  • Microsoft Money 2003
  • 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

Reported:

Apr 08, 2002

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