Microsoft Office Excel QSIR Record Pointer Corruption Vulnerability

ID ZDI-09-040
Type zdi
Reporter Anonymous
Modified 2009-11-09T00:00:00


This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office Excel. Exploitation requires user interaction in that a victim must open a malicious XLS file.

The specific flaw exists within the parsing of the BIFF file format used by Microsoft Excel. When Excel 2007 encounters a malformed Qsir record (0x806) user data is improperly handled leading to potential code execution. Successful exploitation of this can lead to a remote compromise of the affected system running under the credentials of the currently logged in user.