ZDI Disclosures | 7 Feb 23:36 2011

ZDI-11-042: Microsoft Office Excel Axis Properties Record Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-11-042: Microsoft Office Excel Axis Properties Record Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-11-042

February 7, 2011 - This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in accordance with the
ZDI 180 day deadline. To view mitigations for this vulnerability please see: http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2011/02/07/zdi-disclosure-microsoft

-- CVSS:
9, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors:
Microsoft

-- Affected Products:
Microsoft Office Excel

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TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 10819. 
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-- Vulnerability Details:
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.

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-08-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2011-02-07 - Public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Aniway

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