Security Updates for Microsoft Excel Products (February 2018)
High Nessus Plugin ID 106803
SynopsisThe Microsoft Excel Products are affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.
DescriptionThe Microsoft Excel Products are missing a security update.
It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerability :
- A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel software when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. (CVE-2018-0841)
SolutionMicrosoft has released a security update to address this issue.