MS15-022: Description of the security update for Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 3: March 10, 2015

ID KB2956103
Type mskb
Reporter Microsoft
Modified 2020-04-13T04:18:28


<html><body><p>Resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file.</p><h2>Introduction</h2><div class="kb-summary-section section">This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open or preview a specially crafted Microsoft Excel workbook in an affected version of Office. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user.<h3 class="sbody-h3">Improvements and fixes</h3>This update also contains a fix for the following nonsecurity issue:<br/><br/>Updates Excel 2007 to work correctly with design changes that were made to the Microsoft Forms ActiveX Control (FM20.dll) shared component library. For more information, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:<br/><div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-1" target="_self">3025036</a> "Cannot insert object" error in an ActiveX custom Office solution after you install the MS14-082 security update<br/></div><br/><br/><br/><span></span></div><h2>Summary</h2><div class="kb-summary-section section">Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-022. Learn more about how to obtain the fixes that are included in this security bulletin: <ul class="sbody-free_list"><li>For individual, small business, and organizational users, use the Windows automatic updating feature to install the fixes from Microsoft Update. To do this, see <a href="" id="kb-link-2" target="_self">Get security updates automatically</a> on the Microsoft Safety and Security Center website.<br/></li><li>For IT professionals, see <a href="" id="kb-link-3" target="_self">Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-022</a> on the Security TechCenter website.</li></ul></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-summary-section section"><h3 class="sbody-h3">How to obtain help and support for this security update</h3>Help installing updates: <a href="" id="kb-link-4" target="_self">Support for Microsoft Update</a><br/><br/>Security solutions for IT professionals: <a href="" id="kb-link-5" target="_self">TechNet Security support and troubleshooting</a><br/><br/>Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: <a href="" id="kb-link-6" target="_self">Virus Solution and Security Center</a><br/><br/>Local support according to your country: <a href="" id="kb-link-7" target="_self">International support</a></div><h2>More information about this security update</h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h3 class="sbody-h3">Download information</h3>This update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:<div class="indent"><a href="" id="kb-link-8" target="_self">Download the security update for Microsoft Office Excel 2007</a></div><h3 class="sbody-h3">Known issues with this security update</h3>This security update opts Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint into local computer lockdown, a feature control for Internet Explorer, to prevent scripts in Office documents from running with elevated user rights.<br/><br/>Specifically, in a side-by-side scenario of Office 2003 and either the 2007 Microsoft Office suite or Office 2010, the changed registry keys in this security update may also affect Office 2003. This may cause some unexpected behavior in Office 2003.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Workaround</span><br/><br/>ActiveX kill bits may be used to completely block ActiveX controls that could lead to HTML script execution. <br/><br/><br/><br/></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Prerequisites to apply this security update</h4>To apply this security update, you must have <a href="" id="kb-link-10" target="_self">2007 Microsoft Office suite Service Pack 3</a> installed on the computer.<br/></div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Restart information</h4>You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.<br/><br/>In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.<br/><br/>To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update.<br/><br/>Learn about <a href="" id="kb-link-11" target="_self">why you may be prompted to restart your computer</a> after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer.</div><h2></h2><div class="kb-moreinformation-section section"><h4 class="sbody-h4">Security update replacement information</h4>This security update replaces <a href="" id="kb-link-12" target="_self">update 2920788</a>.<h4 class="sbody-h4">Removal information</h4><span class="text-base">Note</span> We do not recommend that you remove any security update.<br/><br/>To remove this security update, use the <strong class="uiterm">Add or Remove Programs</strong> item or use the <strong class="uiterm">Programs and Features</strong> item in Control Panel.<br/><br/><span class="text-base">Note</span> When you remove this security update, you may be prompted to insert the disc that contains Microsoft Office. Additionally, you may not have the option to uninstall this security update from the <strong class="uiterm">Add or Remove Programs</strong> item or the <strong class="uiterm">Programs and Features</strong> item in Control Panel. There are several possible causes of this issue.<br/><br/>Learn <a href="" id="kb-link-13" target="_self">about the ability to uninstall Office updates</a>.<div class="faq-section" faq-section=""><div class="faq-panel"><div class="faq-panel-heading" faq-panel-heading=""><span class="link-expand-image"><span class="faq-chevron win-icon win-icon-ChevronUpSmall"></span></span><span class="bold btn-link link-expand-text"><span class="bold btn-link">File information</span></span></div><div class="faq-panel-body" faq-panel-body=""><span><div class="kb-collapsible kb-collapsible-collapsed">The English version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the <strong class="uiterm">Time Zone</strong> tab in the <strong class="uiterm">Date and Time</strong> item in Control Panel.<br/><h5 class="sbody-h5 text-subtitle">For all supported versions of Microsoft Office Excel 2007</h5><div class="table-responsive"><table class="sbody-table table"><tr class="sbody-tr"><th class="sbody-th">File name</th><th class="sbody-th">File version</th><th class="sbody-th">File size</th><th class="sbody-th">Date</th><th class="sbody-th">Time</th></tr><tr class="sbody-tr"><td class="sbody-td">Excel.exe</td><td class="sbody-td">12.0.6718.5000</td><td class="sbody-td">18,365,096</td><td class="sbody-td">18-Feb-2015</td><td class="sbody-td">05:44</td></tr></table></div></div><br/></span></div></div></div></div></body></html>