Microsoft Excel contains a vulnerability in the handling of malformed Lotus 1-2-3 files, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft Excel contains an unspecified vulnerability that could be exploited when Excel opens a specially crafted Lotus 1-2-3 document. This vulnerability affects both Windows and Mac versions of Excel.
By convincing a user to open a specially crafted Lotus 1-2-3 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 publicly disclosed by Benjamin Tobias Franz.
This document was written by Will Dormann.
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|2007-02-27 19:36 UTC