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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS11-045 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2537146) Microsoft Excel Critical 15-06-2011

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves eight privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Excel file. An attacker who successfully exploited any of these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the logged-on user.
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 : MS11-045

Affected Software

Microsoft Excel 2002 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Excel 2010 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2010 (64-bit editions)