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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Excel Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017584
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-0671   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Feb 13 2007
Original Entry Date:  Feb 3 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000, XP, 2003, 2004 for Mac, 2004 v. X for Mac
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Excel. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create an Excel file with a specially crafted record that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The following Office versions are affected:

Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Office XP, Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac, and Microsoft Office 2004 v. X for Mac.

Microsoft indicates that the vulnerability is currently being exploited in limited situations via Microsoft Excel files.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3:

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Project 2000 Service Release 1:

Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1:

Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac:

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

The original Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.

 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 2 Feb 2007 20:46:57 -0500
Subject:  Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution


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