Threat Description

CVE-2006-3059

Details

Aliases:No results found, Trojan-Dropper.MSExcel.CVE-2006-3059.a, Trojan-Dropper.MSExcel.Tored.e
Category:Malware
Type:Exploit
Platform:W32

Summary



Microsoft Excel has a vulnerability that allows exection of arbitary code from a specially crafted Excel workbook.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



Microsoft Excel contains a vulnerability that allows for the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the local user. The exploit occurs when Excel attempts to open and then recover what it thinks is a damaged workbook using the repair mode.

Microsoft has released an advisory about this issue, and it is available at:

A patch for this vulnerability was released on July 11, 2006. For more details, please see:



Detection


F-Secure Anti-Virus detects this malware with the following updates:
Detection Type: PC
Database: 2006-06-19_01




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