Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 921365

Vulnerability in Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: June 19, 2006 | Updated: July 11, 2006

Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS06-037 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS06-037. The vulnerability addressed is the Microsoft Excel Malformed file Vulnerability - CVE-2006-3059.



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  • V1.0 (June 19, 2006): Advisory published.
  • (June 21, 2006): Advisory revised to provide additional clarity around the “Impact of Workaround” under “On Excel 2003, prevent Excel Repair mode by modifying the Access Control List (ACL) to the Excel Resiliency registry key” in the “Workarounds for Microsoft Excel Remote Code Vulnerability” section and to update the “Advisory Status”.
  • (July 11, 2006): Advisory updated to reference released security bulletin.

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