Zero-Day Advisory

Fortinet Discovers Microsoft Office Excel Code Execution Vulnerability

Summary

Fortinet's FortiGuard has discovered code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Office Excel.

Solutions

FortiGuard Labs released the following FortiGate IPS signature which covers this specific vulnerability:

MS.Excel.OBJ.Subrecord.Code.Execution
Released Apr 13, 2009

Users should apply the solution provided by Microsoft.

Acknowledgement

Haifei Li of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Research Team

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