Blocking Macros from Internet Originated Microsoft® Office Files

Abstract: Microsoft®1 Office files and documents may contain a macro, an embedded program written in Visual Basic®2 for Applications (VBA). Although VBA macros have legitimate uses, macros in Microsoft Office have proven themselves to be a long-lasting and increasingly popular attack vector. In response to this threat, Microsoft has recently provided an ability to block the execution of VBA macros, in files downloaded from the Internet, for Office®3 2013 and 2016.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 09 November 2016

Identifier: IAA-U-OO-803224-16

Creator: Vulnerability Solutions

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 2 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Advisory/Alert; IA Technical Advisory

Tags: Advisory; Microsoft; Attack Vector