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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-014 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949029) Microsoft Office Critical 12-03-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves several privately reported and publicly reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Excel that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file.
Detailed Information on the risk:
An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS08-014

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3