A remote attacker can disable the virus warning mechanism in Microsoft Excel 97.
Exploitability Analysis: Network
A vulnerability exploitable with network access means the vulnerable software is bound to
the network stack and the attacker does not require local network access or local access.
Such a vulnerability is often termed “remotely exploitable”. An example of a network
attack is an RPC buffer overflow.
Exploitability Complexity: High
Specialized access conditions exist. For example,
in most configurations, the attacking party must already have elevated privileges or spoof additional systems
in addition to the attacking system (e.g., DNS hijacking).
The attack depends on social engineering methods that would be easily detected by knowledgeable people.
For example, the victim must perform several suspicious or atypical actions.
The vulnerable configuration is seen very rarely in practice.
If a race condition exists, the window is very narrow.
Authentication is not required to access and exploit the vulnerability.
Confidentiality Impact: None
There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.
Integrity Impact: Partial
Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not
have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is
limited. For example, system or application files may be overwritten or modified, but
either the attacker has no control over which files are affected or the attacker can
modify files within only a limited context or scope.
Availability Impact: None
There is no impact to the availability of the system.