Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.EXCEL.EXE.Invalid.Pointer.Access

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit an Information Disclosure vulnerability in Microsoft Office.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted xls file. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to gain information regarding process address space in the affected application, via a crafted xls file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013 RT
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Microsoft Excel Viewer

Impact

Information Disclosure: Remote attackers can gain sensitive information from vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS16-107

CVE References

CVE-2016-3363