Intrusion Prevention

MS.Excel.Formula.Biff.Record.Pointer.Dereference

Description

This indicates a possible attack against a pointer-dereference vulnerability in Microsoft Excel.
The vulnerability is due to the vulnerable software not properly handling specially crafted documents when opening them.

Affected Products

Microsoft Excel 2002 Service Pack 3

Impact

System compromise

Recommended Actions

Apply the patch supplied by the vendor:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms10-080.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2010-3235