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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Excel Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Excel DATETIME/COLINFO Record Errors and Lotus 1-2-3 Errors Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017031
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2387, CVE-2006-3867, CVE-2006-3875   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 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, 2004 v. X for Mac
Description:   Several 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 create a specially crafted Excel file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Specially crafted DATETIME or COLINFO records can trigger these flaws, as can specially crafted Lotus 1-2-3 files.

Microsoft credits Manuel Santamarina Suarez and TippingPoint and the NSFocus Security Team with reporting two of these vulnerabilities.

Microsoft indicates that the Lotus 1-2-3 vulnerability has been publicly disclosed.

Impact:   A remote user can create an Excel 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 Excel 2000:

Microsoft Excel 2002:

Microsoft Office Excel 2003:

Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003:

Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac:

Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac:

Microsoft Works Suite 2004:

Microsoft Works Suite 2005:

Microsoft Works Suite 2006:

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.

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