Microsoft warns of new Excel vulnerability

Posted: January 17, 2008 in Tech

Microsoft Corp. has issued a security advisory warning of a vulnerability that lies within older versions of the Excel spreadsheet program.

The flaw in Excel enables an attacker to take control of a PC through a malicious Excel document. In addition, the flaw may also let remote code be executed on a PC, putting a user’s personal data in jeopardy.

The affected versions include Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2002, Microsoft Office Excel 2000, and Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac.

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