US-CERT Issues Warning for Excel Trojan

The US-CERT has issued a warning in response to a Trojan actively exploiting MS08-014. First off, MS08-014 is for Microsoft Excel. The patch was released today that fixes critical vulnerabilities in MS Excel. These vulnerabilities could be exploited via a maliciously crafted Excel file to take complete control over a users system. Secondly, the Trojan they speak of is spreading through email with Excel attachments. The two attachment file names that US-CERT is aware of are OLYMPIC.xls and SCHEDULE.xls. These files may also contain Windows executables that can compromise an affected system. Patch now please.