Vulnerability Note VU#235774
Microsoft Excel malformed description memory corruption vulnerability
Microsoft Excel contains a memory corruption vulnerability. This vulnerability may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft Excel fails to properly validate description fields in Excel data files. When a file with a malformed description is opened in Excel, system memory can be corrupted in a way that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
More information is available in MS06-012.
A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.
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Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||14 Mar 2006|
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This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0029
- Date Public: 14 Mar 2006
- Date First Published: 14 Mar 2006
- Date Last Updated: 14 Mar 2006
- Severity Metric: 30.37
- Document Revision: 14
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