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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS10-057 Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2269707) Microsoft Office Critical 11-08-2010

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file.
Detailed Information on the risk:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Office Excel handles specially crafted Excel files. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability 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 : MS10-057

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office Excel 2002 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3)
Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Service Pack 3 (Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3)
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
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