Intrusion Prevention

MS.Excel.BRAI.BIFF8.Record.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a remote code-execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a specially crafted .XLS file. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office Excel 2002 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Service Pack 2

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the patch, available from the vendor's web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-017.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2010-0258