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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Excel Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Excel File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042115
SecurityTracker URL:  https://securitytracker.com/id/1042115
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8574   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2016 for Mac; 2016; Microsoft Office 2019, Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac; Office 365 ProPlus
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 a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling vulnerability and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Nicolas Joly of Microsoft Corporation 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-2018-8574

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8574 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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