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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Excel Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Excel Lets Remote Users Bypass Macro Security Restrictions on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040524
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040524
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0907   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 14 2018
Impact:   Modification of system information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Excel 2007 SP3, 2010 SP2, 2013 SP1, 2013 RT SP1, 2016; 2016 for Mac; Office 2016 Click-to-Run
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Excel. A remote user can bypass security controls on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted control in an Excel worksheet that, when loaded by the target user, will bypass macro settings on the target application.

Tom Hoke of Microsoft Corporation reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can bypass macro security controls on the target 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-2018-0907
https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkid=831049
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b92ad577-003e-4e33-adb6-6d77a9670fed
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=51cd9d55-2a63-4737-a3a6-49b9718ab449
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6fd1a1ce-868c-4d96-a874-a7b02a44b6fd
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=228118a7-c93e-4128-afa0-b80afa0ffb98
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ff04867f-af92-4290-92b2-043681279bb1
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d945927e-1a32-4dc1-b6c4-2b8cedcc5324
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=df1de53d-ea3d-4ccc-97ed-4ea1bd51e749

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0907 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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