Remote code execution in Microsoft Office Graphics



Published: 2021-05-11
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2021-31180
CWE-ID CWE-94
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Microsoft Word
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU53074

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-31180

CWE-ID: CWE-94 - Improper Control of Generation of Code ('Code Injection')

Exploit availability: No

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation in the Microsoft Office Graphics. A remote attacker can trick a victim to open a specially crafted file and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

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

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2013 - 2019

Microsoft Word: 2013 RT Service Pack 1 - 2016


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2021-31180

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