Vulnerability Note VU#143292
Microsoft Excel fails to properly process malformed STYLE records
Microsoft Excel contains a vulnerability in the handling of malformed STYLE records, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft Excel contains a vulnerability that could be exploited when Excel opens a specially crafted document. The vulnerability is caused by incorrect handling of malformed STYLE records. This vulnerability affects both Windows and Mac versions of Excel
By convincing a user to open a specially crafted Excel document, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running Excel. If the user is logged in with administrative privileges, the attacker could take complete control of a vulnerable system. This vulnerability may also cause Excel to crash.
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This vulnerability is addressed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-059.
Do not open untrusted Excel documents
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|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||10 Oct 2006|
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This vulnerability was publicly reported by Nanika.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-3431
- Date Public: 03 Jul 2006
- Date First Published: 10 Oct 2006
- Date Last Updated: 10 Oct 2006
- Severity Metric: 37.44
- Document Revision: 8
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