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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20110207

Microsoft Office Excel Office Art Object Parsing Remote Code Execution

Date Disclosed:
2/7/2011

Date Patched:
4.12.2011

Vendor:
Microsoft

Affected Software:
Microsoft Office Excel

Description:
Microsoft Excel contains a vulnerability when parsing Office Art records within an Excel Document file. Successful exploitation yields execution of arbitrary code under the context of the current logged in user.

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes

Impact:
Client-side Remote Code Execution
This client-side vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the ability to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current application. If the application is run as Administrator, the attacker may gain complete control of the target system.

Mitigation:
Apply appropriate patch from MS11-021.

Protection:

Links:

Status:

  • 2.7.2011 - Public Information Released
  • 4.12.2011 - Vendor Patch Released

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