Vulnerabilities

A Vulnerability is a state in a computing system (or set of systems) which either (a) allows an attacker to execute commands as another user, (b) allows an attacker to access data that is contrary to the specified access restrictions for that data, (c) allows an attacker to pose as another entity, or (d) allows an attacker to conduct a denial of service.Advisories relating to Symantec products may be viewed here.

Microsoft Excel CVE-2019-0669 Information Disclosure Vulnerability

Risk:
Medium
Date Discovered:
12 February 2019
Description:
Microsoft Excel is prone to an information-disclosure vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to obtain sensitive information that may aid in further attacks.
Technologies Affected
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 RT Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 (32-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 (64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Excel Viewer
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac
  • Microsoft Office 2019 for 32-bit editions
  • Microsoft Office 2019 for 64-bit editions
  • Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac
  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for 64-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3
Recommendations
  • Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
    When possible, run all software as a user with minimal privileges and limited access to system resources. Use additional precautions such as restrictive environments to insulate software that may potentially handle malicious content.
  • Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
    Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
References
Credits
Jinquan of 360CoreSec

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