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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Excel Vendors:   Microsoft
(Microsoft Issues Fix) Microsoft Excel 'Shockwave Flash Object' Lets Remote Users Execute Code Automatically
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017225
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3014   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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 that includes a malicious Flash file embedded using the Excel 'Shockwave Flash Object' function. When the target user opens the Excel file, the Flash code will execute automatically without user interaction. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on May 3, 2006.

Debasis Mohanty (aka Tr0y) discovered this vulnerability.

The original advisory, including a demonstration exploit, is available at:

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 Windows XP Service Pack 2:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (XP)
Underlying OS Comments:  XP SP2

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Jun 20 2006 Microsoft Excel 'Shockwave Flash Object' Lets Remote Users Execute Code Automatically

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