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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Excel Vendors:   Microsoft
(Microsoft Issues Fix) Microsoft Excel Memory Validation Flaw May Let Remote Users Cause Arbitrary Code to Be Executed
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016471
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016471
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3059   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 11 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000, 2002, 2003; 2004 for Mac, v. X for Mac; Excel Viewer 2003
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Excel. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Excel file that, when loaded by the target user, may be able to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vulnerability is due to improper memory validation.

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

Microsoft Excel 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5788518C-0FB3-4381-BB42-BCA71A4FD646

Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=779666AB-CCD1-47A1-8A5A-B288A5204369

Microsoft Excel 2002:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0828F77F-BE33-4913-B68D-6A375D5FE130

Microsoft Excel 2000:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=D8A2AD6D-582C-4185-ADE1-671D2128D3EE

Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/

Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac:

http://www.microsoft.com/mac/

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft bulletin is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-037.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-037.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jun 16 2006 Microsoft Excel Memory Validation Flaw May Let Remote Users Cause Arbitrary Code to Be Executed



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