Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.Protected.View.Bypass

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Security Bypass vulnerability in Microsoft Office.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted xla file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to bypass security mechanism in the affected application, via a crafted xla file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013 RT
Microsoft Office 2016

Impact

Security Bypass: Remote attackers can bypass security features of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS16-088

CVE References

CVE-2016-3279