Multiple vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Software



Published: 2016-07-13
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 7
CVE-ID CVE-2016-3284
CVE-2016-3283
CVE-2016-3282
CVE-2016-3281
CVE-2016-3280
CVE-2016-3279
CVE-2016-3278
CWE-ID CWE-119
CWE-264
CWE-667
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Office for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Excel
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Excel for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Word
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Word for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Office Web Apps
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft PowerPoint
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Outlook
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server
Server applications / Other server solutions

Office Online Server
Server applications / Other server solutions

Microsoft SharePoint Server
Server applications / Application servers

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 7 vulnerabilities.

This security advisory describes multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office software. The vulnerabilities allow a remote attacker to bypass certain security restrictions and execute arbitrary code on the vulnerable system.

1) Memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Excel

EUVDB-ID: #VU137

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3284

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an unknown error in Microsoft Excel. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands, access files and perform any actions with privileges of the current user.

Mitigation

To resolve this vulnerability vendor recommends installing the following updates:

Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Excel 2007 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013 RT

Use Windows Update to obtain the patch.

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Excel 2016 (64-bit edition)

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft Excel for Mac 2011

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft Excel 2016 for Mac

Other Office Software

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Microsoft Excel Viewer

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2016

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2011 - 2016

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack: Service Pack 3

Microsoft Excel: 2007 Service Pack 3 - Viewer

Microsoft Excel for Mac: 2011 - 2016


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-088

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

2) Memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Word Viewer

EUVDB-ID: #VU136

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3283

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an unknown error in Microsoft Word Viewer. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands, access files and perform any actions with privileges of the current user.

Mitigation

To resolve this vulnerability vendor recommends installing the following update:

Microsoft Word Viewer

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Word: Viewer


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-088

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

3) Memory corruption vulnerability

EUVDB-ID: #VU135

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3282

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an unknown error in Microsoft Word. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands, access files and perform any actions with privileges of the current user.


Mitigation

To resolve this vulnerability vendor recommends installing the following updates:

Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013 RT

Use Windows Update to obtain the patch.

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Word 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Word 2016 (64-bit edition)

Other Office Software

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Microsoft Word Viewer

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2016

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2011 - 2016

Microsoft Word: 2007 Service Pack 3 - 2016

Microsoft Word for Mac: 2011 - 2016

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack: Service Pack 3

Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2013 Service Pack 1

Microsoft SharePoint Server: 2016

Microsoft Office Web Apps: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2013 Service Pack 1

Office Online Server : 1.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-088

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

4) Memory corruption vulnerability

EUVDB-ID: #VU134

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3281

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an unknown error in Microsoft Word. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands, access files and perform any actions with privileges of the current user.

Mitigation

To resolve this vulnerability vendor recommends installing the following updates:

Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013 RT

Use Windows Update to obtain the patch.

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Word 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Word 2016 (64-bit edition)

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac

SharePoint Software

Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2016

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2011 - 2016

Microsoft Word: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2016

Microsoft Word for Mac: 2011 - 2016

Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server: 2010 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Office Web Apps: 2010 Service Pack 2


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-088

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

5) Memory corruption vulnerability

EUVDB-ID: #VU133

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3280

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an unknown error in Microsoft Word. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands, access files and perform any actions with privileges of the current user.

Mitigation

To resolve this vulnerability vendor recommends installing the following updates:

Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013 RT

Use Windows Update to obtain the patch.

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac

Other Office Software

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Microsoft Word Viewer

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2013 RT

Microsoft Word: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2013 Service Pack 1

Microsoft Word for Mac: 2011 - 2016

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2011 - 2016

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack: Service Pack 3


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-088

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

6) Security feature bypass vulnerability

EUVDB-ID: #VU132

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3279

CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Exploit availability: No

Description

A remote attacker can bypass certain security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to an error when parsing file formats. A remote attacker can bypass certain security restrictions.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to bypass certain security features, implemented in Microsoft Office products, and take advantage of other vulnerabilities.

Mitigation

To resolve this vulnerability vendor recommends installing the following updates:

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Excel 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013 RT

Use Windows Update to obtain the patch.

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Excel 2016 (64-bit edition)
Microsoft Word 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Word 2016 (64-bit edition)

SharePoint Software

Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2010 - 2016

Microsoft Excel: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2016

Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2013 Service Pack 1

Microsoft Word: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2016

Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server: 2010 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Office Web Apps: 2010 Service Pack 2


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-088

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.

7) Memory corruption vulnerability

EUVDB-ID: #VU131

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3278

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: No

Description

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an unknown error in Microsoft Outlook. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands, access files and perform any actions with privileges of the current user.

Mitigation

To resolve this vulnerability vendor recommends installing the following updates:

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Outlook 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Outlook 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Outlook 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013 RT

Use Windows Update to obtain the patch.

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Outlook 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Outlook 2016 (64-bit edition)

Vulnerable software versions

:

Microsoft Outlook: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2016


CPE2.3 External links

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-088

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to visit a specially crafted website or open a file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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