Microsoft Office Excel XLS File Out-Of-Bounds Read Information Disclosure Vulnerability

2018-12-13T00:00:00
ID ZDI-18-1405
Type zdi
Reporter Omair
Modified 2018-06-22T00:00:00

Description

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to disclose sensitive information on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Office Excel. 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 processing of Excel workbook files. The issue results from the lack of proper validation of user-supplied data, which can result in a read past the end of an allocated buffer. An attacker can leverage this in conjunction with other vulnerabilities to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current process.