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Microsoft Excel Vulnerability

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#1 jgweed


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Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:57 AM

US-CERT advises today (5/16/06) that there is an unpatched Excel vulnerability that could allow a hacker to gain access to and control of a computer..."by convincing a user to open a specially crafted Excel document. The Excel document could be included as an email attachment or hosted on a web site. It may also be possible to exploit the vulnerability using Excel documents embedded in other Office documents."

Until a patch is released, the agency recommends extreme caution in opening "...unfamiliar or unexpected Excel or other Office documents, including those received as email attachments or hosted on a web site."



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Posted 20 June 2006 - 01:09 PM

And another 0-day vulnerability in Excel

Microsoft Office Long Link Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
Secunia: Highly critical
Solution Status: Unpatched

Workaround for the first 0-day vulnerability:
Microsoft Security Advisory (921365) (Vulnerability in Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution)
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 07:54 AM

Excel Issue Scorecard
Published: 2006-06-25,
Last Updated: 2006-06-25 01:00:02 UTC by Kevin Liston (Version: 2(click to highlight changes))

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