Intrusion Prevention

MS.Excel.Worksheet.Handling.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attempt to exploit a remote Memory Corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Excel.
The vulnerability can be exploited via a malformed Excel file containing multiple active worksheets, causing memory corruption. As a result, a remote attacker can crash the application and may also be able to execute arbitrary code on the system.

Affected Products

Microsoft Excel 2003 SP2
Microsoft Excel 2002 SP3

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.
Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply patch, available from the website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS07-036.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2007-3029