CVE Database As of 11-21-2019

CVE-1999-0717

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  • ID: CVE-1999-0717
Summary:

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: None

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.

Products Affected

cpe:/a:microsoft:excel

cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2000

cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_95

cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_98::gold

cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_nt

cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_nt:4.0


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Impact
Low
CVSS Score
2.6
Created
1999-05-07 00:00:00
Modified
2018-10-12 17:29:09

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