Intrusion Prevention

MS.JET.Database.Engine.Excel.CONTINUE.Record.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in the Microsoft JET Database Engine.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted Excel file. An attacker can exploit this by tricking an unsuspecting user into opening a malicious Excel file and execute arbitrary code within the context of the application.

Affected Products

Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Microsoft Windows 10
Microsoft Windows 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows RT 8.1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Server Core)
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (Server Core)
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Server Core

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8718

CVE References

CVE-2018-8392 CVE-2017-8718