Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.Excel.Invalid.CrtMlFrt.Information.Disclosure

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Information Disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft Excel.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted Excel file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted Excel file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office Viewer
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
Microsoft Office for Mac 2016

Impact

Information Disclosure: Remote attackers can gain sensitive information from vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS16-148

CVE References

CVE-2016-7264