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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Excel Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Excel Input Validation Bug in Processing Array Index Values Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020671
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020671
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3005   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP3, 2002 SP3; 2004 for Mac, 2008 for Mac
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 with a specially crafted array index value that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

An anonymous researcher reported this vulnerability via iDefense.

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 a fix. A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-043.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-043.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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