Microsoft Excel contains a vulnerability in the handling of malformed DATETIME 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 DATETIME 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.
This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit Manuel Santamarina Suarez.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
|Date First Published:||2006-10-10|
|Date Last Updated:||2007-02-27 19:34 UTC|