Remote code execution in Microsoft Office Visio



Published: 2022-02-08
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-21988
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 Office LTSC 2021
Other software / Other software solutions

Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Code Injection

EUVDB-ID: #VU60440

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-21988

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 Microsoft Office Visio. A remote attacker can send a specially crafted request 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: 2019

Microsoft Office LTSC 2021: 32 bit editions - 64 bit editions

Microsoft 365 Apps for Enterprise: 32-bit Systems - 64-bit Systems


CPE2.3 External links

http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2022-21988

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