Check Point Advisories

Preemptive Protection against Microsoft Excel Lbl Record Stack Corruption Vulnerability (MS10-038)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2010-096
Date Published: 8 Jun 2010
Severity: High
Last Updated: 11 Jun 2010
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-038
Industry Reference:CVE-2010-1251
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Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Vulnerability Description A stack corruption vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel is a popular spreadsheet application. A remote attacker could exploit this issue via a malformed Excel file. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow execution of arbitrary code on a target system.
Update/Patch AvaliableUpdate patches:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-038
Vulnerability DetailsThe vulnerability is due to an error in Microsoft Office Excel that fails to properly parse the Excel spreadsheet file format. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted Excel spreadsheet file that includes a malformed Lbl record. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

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