Excel contains a vulnerability that is triggered by parsing specially crafted Excel files. There is a list of objects in memory that contain corruptible function pointers. If an attacker can replace the function pointer with a malicious object, code execution under the context of the current logged in user is possible.
Microsoft Office Excel
Remote Code Execution
Client-side Remote Code Execution This client-side vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the ability to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current application. If the application is run as Administrator, the attacker may gain complete control of the target system.
BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:
- BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.
Apply appropriate patch from MS11-021.