Buffer overflow in Microsoft PowerPoint

Published: 2018-08-14 22:45:34
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8376
CVSSv3 7.7 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Office
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office 2010
Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Buffer overflow

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 PowerPoint files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted PowerPoint document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Remediation

Install updates from vendor's website.

External links

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8376

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