Remote code execution in Microsoft Word

Published: 2018-01-09 20:40:49
Severity Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-0802
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software Microsoft Office
Microsoft Word
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013 RT
Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Word 2010
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Word 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption


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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing Microsoft Word documents. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Word document, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Office or Microsoft WordPad software.

Note: the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.


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