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Microsoft Office Excel Office Art Object Parsing Remote Code Execution

Disclosed February 7, 2011    Fully Patched

Vulnerability Description:

Microsoft Excel contains a vulnerability when parsing Office Art records within an Excel Document file. Successful exploitation yields execution of arbitrary code under the context of the current logged in user.

Vendors:

Microsoft

Vulnerable Software/Devices:

Microsoft Office Excel

Vulnerability Severity:

High

Exploit Availability:

N/A

Exploit Impact:

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:

Mitigation:

Apply appropriate patch from MS11-021.

Links:

CVE(s):

None

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