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Symantec Voice of Reason - 25 February 2009

Symantec has been working closely with Microsoft regarding a security vulnerability within Microsoft Office Excel 2007. We have observed few exploits of this vulnerability in Japan and continue to monitor for any signs of a widespread attack using this exploit.
  • 25 February, 2009 10:25

<p>Good morning,</p>
<p>Symantec has been working closely with Microsoft regarding a security vulnerability within Microsoft Office Excel 2007. We have observed few exploits of this vulnerability in Japan and continue to monitor for any signs of a widespread attack using this exploit.</p>
<p>Symantec has added detection for the malicious spreadsheet files we have seen in the wild, which will be detected as Trojan.Mdropper.AC. The malicious binary dropped by the spreadsheet will be detected as a Trojan horse. Ensure definitions are up-to-date to protect against this potential exploit. The write-up for this threat can be viewed here: http://www.symantec.com/en/au/business/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2009-022310-4202-99</p>
<p>Please visit the Symantec Security Response Weblog for more information and let me know if you are interested in speaking with a Symantec expert about any of these security bulletins.</p>
<p>The Symantec Security Response blog can be viewed here: https://forums.symantec.com/t5/Vulnerabilities-Exploits/Excel-Exploited/ba-p/391551#A189</p>
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<p>Max Australia</p>
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<p>Debbie Sassine</p>
<p>Symantec</p>
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