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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Excel File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040367
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040367
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0841   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 13 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2016 Click-to-Run (C2R)
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office Excel. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user via Microsoft Excel, will trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A3F2160DCA1BDE70DA1D99ED267D5DC1EC336192 (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

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

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0841

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0841 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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