Remote code execution in Microsoft Office



Published: 2017-04-09 | Updated: 2017-04-12
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2017-0199
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

We are currently unaware of affected versions of Microsoft Office application. This bulletin will get updated once the information is confirmed.

1) Improper input validation

EUVDB-ID: #VU6193

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-0199

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation. A remote unauthenticated attacker can create a specially crafted Office document, trick the victim into opening it with Microsoft Office or WordPad and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in compromise vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2016


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0199

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