|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2011-289|
|Date Published:||9 Jun 2011|
|Last Updated:||14 Feb 2016|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|
|Vulnerability Description||Microsoft Excel is a popular spreadsheet application.A remote code execution vulnerability has been identified in Microsoft Excel. The vulnerability is due to an error in Microsoft Office Excel that fails to properly parse the SLK file format. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted SLK file. Successful exploitation of this issue may allow execution of arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.|
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This protection's log will contain the following information:
Attack Name: Content Protection Violation.
Attack Information: Microsoft Excel SLK File Parsing code execution (MS11-045)