Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Office.mso.dll.Buffer.Overflow

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This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer-overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Office.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the "MSO.DLL" library handles a malicious ".xls" file. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending a crafted XLS file.

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Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Office for Mac
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac

Impact

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

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Refer to the vendor's web site for the suggested workaround:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms10-003.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2010-0243