Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 947563

Vulnerability in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: January 15, 2008 | Updated: March 12, 2008

Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS08-014 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS08-014. The vulnerability addressed is the Microsoft Excel Vulnerability - CVE-2008-0081.



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  • January 15, 2008: Advisory published
  • January 16, 2008: Advisory updated to reflect the correct Excel file formats in the MOICE Workarounds section
  • March 12, 2008: Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin.

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