Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Excel.CVE-2018-8162.Remote.Code.Execution

description-logoDescription

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Remote Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Excel.
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 execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted XLS file.

affected-products-logoAffected Products

Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2013 RT Service Pack 1
Microsoft Excel 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Excel 2016 (64-bit edition)
Microsoft Office 2016 Click-to-Run (C2R) for 32-bit editions
Microsoft Office 2016 Click-to-Run (C2R) for 64-bit editions

Impact

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

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8162

CVE References

CVE-2018-8162