(0day) Microsoft Office Excel Axis Properties Record Parsing Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-11-042: February 7th, 2011
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.
The specific flaw exists within the application's usage of a specific field used for incrementing an index used in an array. Due to the application failing to verify the usage of the index into the array, the application will copy the contents of the specified element into a statically sized buffer on the stack. This can lead to code execution under the context of the application.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft states:
Patched April 12, 2011
2010-08-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-02-07 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CreditThis vulnerability was discovered by:
Aniway (Aniway.Anyway AT gmail DOT com)