Remote code execution in Microsoft Word 2016

Published: 2018-01-09 22:01:32
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-0792
CVSSv3 8.3 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit Not available
Vulnerable software Microsoft Office
Microsoft Word
Microsoft SharePoint Server
Office Online Server
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Office 2016
Microsoft Word 2016
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
Office Online Server 2016
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Memory corruption

Description

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.

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0792

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