Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.Graphic.Object.Dereferencing.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office.
This issue is caused by an error in Microsoft Office when handling a malformed Graphic Object. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending a crafted Office file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Open XML File Format Converter for Mac

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's web site for suggested workaround.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms11-023.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2011-0977