Intrusion Prevention

MS.Office.Excel.Type.Confusion.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Memory Corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Office.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted Excel file. As a result, a remote attacker can exploit this to execute arbitrary code, via a crafted Excel file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Office 2016

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/security/bulletin/MS16-148

CVE References

CVE-2016-7277