Reported October 5, 2001, by Peter Ferrie.
- Microsoft Excel 98, 2000, 2001, 2002
- Microsoft PowerPoint 98, 2000, 2001, 2002
A vulnerability exists in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint (for Windows and Macintosh) that might let a malicious user bypass macro-checking to automatically execute a script when opening a document.
Microsoft released security bulletin MS01-050 to address this problem. The bulletin lists the patches and patch installation instructions.CREDIT
Discovered by Peter Ferrie, Symantec Security Response.