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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Excel Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Excel File Processing Flaws Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041630
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041630
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8331, CVE-2018-8429   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 11 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2010 SP2, 2013 SP1, 2013 RT SP1, 2016 for Mac, 2016; Office 2016 C2R, Office Compatibility Pack SP3; Excel Viewer 2007 SP3
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Excel. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will access information previously deleted from the active worksheet on the target user's system [CVE-2018-8331].

A remote user can create a specially crafted document file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2018-8429].

Jaanus Kaap Clarified Security (via Trend Micro Zero Day Initiative) and Nicolas Joly of Microsoft Corporation reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.

A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information 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-2018-8331
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8429

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8429 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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