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Vulnerability protection

Microsoft Excel vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution

Report ID: MS201310006
Date Published: 9 October 2013

Criticality: Important
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote

Affected Product/Component:

Microsoft Excel 2007
Microsoft Excel 2010
Microsoft Excel 2013


Two vulnerabilities were reported found in Microsoft Excel, each of which could lead to remote code execution.

Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update for Microsoft Excel to resolve two reported vulnerabilities, each of which could be exploited into allowing an attacker to execute code on an affected system. The vulnerabilities were both caused by improper handling of objects in memory when parsing Office files.

These issues have been addressed in the update by correcting the way data are validated when parsing Office files. Users are recommended to install the latest update to their system as a protection measure against possible exploit attempts.

CVE Reference

CVE-2013-3889, CVE-2013-3890


Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-085)

Security Advisories

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