Date Discovered August 12, 2008
Description Microsoft Excel is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability.
Attackers may exploit this issue by enticing victims into opening a maliciously crafted Excel file.
Successful exploits may allow attackers to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application. This may facilitate a compromise of vulnerable computers.
- Avaya Messaging Application Server
- Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 1.1
- Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 2.0
- Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.0
- Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.1
- Microsoft Excel 2002 SP3
- Microsoft Excel 2003 SP2
- Microsoft Excel 2003 SP3
- Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003
- Microsoft Office 2000 SP3
- Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
- Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights. To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.
Microsoft has released a security bulletin that addresses this vulnerability.
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