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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS10-080 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2293211) Microsoft Office Critical 13-10-2010

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves thirteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file or a specially crafted Lotus 1-2-3 file.
Detailed Information on the risk:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft 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 : MS10-080

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Open XML File Format Converter for Mac