Microsoft Excel parsing format file buffer overflow

excel-parsing-format-file-bo (25225) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Excel is vulnerable to a buffer overflow. By creating a malicious BIFF file format containing malformed BOOLERR records, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system, once the file is opened. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by hosting the malicious file on a Web site or sending it to a potential victim as an email attachment.


Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin. See References.

— OR —

Use Microsoft Automatic Update if it is supported by your operating system. The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Office 2000 SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Office 2004
  • Microsoft Office X Mac OS
  • Microsoft Office XP SP3
  • Microsoft Works 2000
  • Microsoft Works 2001
  • Microsoft Works 2002
  • Microsoft Works 2003
  • Microsoft Works 2004
  • Microsoft Works 2005
  • Microsoft Works 2006

Reported:

Mar 14, 2006

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