Intrusion Prevention

MS.Excel.Unspecified.Remote.Code.Execution

Description

It indicates a possible exploit of an unspecified vulnerability in Microsoft Excel.
This flaw is due to a memory corruption error when processing a malformed ".xls" document, which could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary commands.

Affected Products

Microsoft Excel 2003
Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003
Microsoft Excel 2002
Microsoft Excel 2000
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac
Microsoft Excel v. X for Mac

Impact

The execution of arbitrary code on the system.

Recommended Actions

Apply the appropriate patch:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS06-037.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2006-3059