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Microsoft Office Excel Axis Properties Record Parsing Remote Code Execution
Microsoft Office Excel
Microsoft Excel contains a vulnerability that is triggered by parsing specially crafted Excel files. The vulnerability exists in the way data is copied into a statically sized buffer. Successful exploitation yields execution of arbitrary code under the context of the current logged in user.
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.
Apply appropriate patch from MS11-021.
- 2.7.2011 - Public Information Released
- 4.12.2011 - Vendor Patch Released
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