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Sid 1-46181


FILE-OFFICE Microsoft Excel use after free remote code execution attempt


This event is generated when traffic is detected that exploits the vulnerability outlined in CVE-2018-1029.


Remote code execution


CVSS base score 7.8

CVSS impact score 5.9

CVSS exploitability score 1.8

Confidentiality Impact HIGH

Integrity Impact HIGH

Availability Impact HIGH

Detailed information

CVE-2018-1029: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel software when the software fails to properly handle objects in memory, aka "Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability." This affects Microsoft Excel Viewer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel. This CVE ID is unique from CVE-2018-0920, CVE-2018-1011, CVE-2018-1027.

Affected systems

  • microsoft excel 2013
  • microsoft excel 2016
  • microsoft excel_2007 -
  • microsoft excel_2010 *
  • microsoft excel2013rt -
  • microsoft excel_viewer 2007
  • microsoft officecompatibilitypack -

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Corrective action


  • Cisco's Talos Intelligence Group

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