Remote code execution in Microsoft Office

Published: 2018-01-09 22:27:16
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-0795
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
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft Office 2013 RT
Microsoft Office 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 Office documents. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Office 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-2018-0795

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