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MS09-067 Microsoft Excel Malformed FEATHEADER Record Vulnerability

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MS09-067 Microsoft Excel Malformed FEATHEADER Record Vulnerability



This module exploits a vulnerability in the handling of the FEATHEADER record by Microsoft Excel. Revisions of Office XP and later prior to the release of the MS09-067 bulletin are vulnerable. When processing a FEATHEADER (Shared Feature) record, Microsoft used a data structure from the file to calculate a pointer offset without doing proper validation. Attacker supplied data is then used to calculate the location of an object, and in turn a virtual function call. This results in arbitrary code execution. NOTE: On some versions of Office, the user will need to dismiss a warning dialog prior to the payload executing.


  • Sean Larsson
  • jduck <jduck@metasploit.com>




Module Options

To display the available options, load the module within the Metasploit console and run the commands 'show options' or 'show advanced':

msf > use exploit/windows/fileformat/ms09_067_excel_featheader
msf exploit(ms09_067_excel_featheader) > show targets
msf exploit(ms09_067_excel_featheader) > set TARGET < target-id >
msf exploit(ms09_067_excel_featheader) > show options
    ...show and set options...
msf exploit(ms09_067_excel_featheader) > exploit

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