Remote code execution in Microsoft PowerPoint

Published: 2018-12-11 22:30:59
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2018-8628
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software Microsoft Office for Mac
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
Microsoft SharePoint Server
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Office Online Server
Microsoft Office
Vulnerable software versions Microsoft Office for Mac 2016
Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 Service Pack 1
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 RT Service Pack 1
Microsoft PowerPoint 2016
Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2016
Microsoft SharePoint Server 2019
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2013 Service Pack 1
Office Online Server 2016
Microsoft Office 2019
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus
Microsoft Office 2019 for Mac

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Vendor URL Microsoft

Security Advisory

1) Buffer overflow


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.


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