VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Office Excel EDG Heap Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2010-1250)
"Microsoft Office Excel is a powerful tool you can use to create and format spreadsheets, and analyze and share information to make more informed decisions. With the Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, rich data visualization, and PivotTable views, professional-looking charts are easier to create and use." (microsoft.com)
VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability affecting Microsoft Office Excel.
The vulnerability is caused by a heap overflow error when processing malformed EDG (recType 0x88) and Publisher (recType 0x89) records, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into opening a specially crafted Excel document.
Microsoft Office Excel 2002 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Open XML File Format Converter for Mac
In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a code execution exploit have been published by VUPEN through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits portal :
Apply MS10-038 security update: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-038.mspx
The vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security
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http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1395 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-038.mspx http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2010-1250
2009-12-03 - Vendor notified 2009-12-03 - Vendor response 2009-12-23 - Status update received 2010-02-19 - Status update received 2010-04-27 - Status update received 2010-06-08 - Coordinated public Disclosure