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Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Last Update Date: 28 Jan 2011 Release Date: 16 Jan 2008 4249 Views

RISK: Medium Risk

A vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Excel, which could be exploited by remote attackers to take complete control of an affected system or gain the same user rights as the local user by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Excel file.


  • Remote Code Execution

System / Technologies affected

  • Microsoft Office Excel 2007
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2002
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2000
  • Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac
  • Microsoft Excel 2008 for Mac


Do not open or save Office files that you receive from untrusted sources or that are received unexpectedly from trusted sources.

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