Remote code execution in Microsoft PowerPoint

Published: 2022-09-13 | Updated: 2022-09-19
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-37962
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Microsoft Office LTSC 2021
Other software / Other software solutions

Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

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

Vendor Microsoft

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Use-after-free

EUVDB-ID: #VU67265

Risk: High


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-37962

CWE-ID: CWE-416 - Use After Free

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing PPTX files. A remote attacker can trick the victim to open a specially crafted PPTX file, trigger a use-after-free error and execute arbitrary code on the system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office LTSC 2021: 32 bit editions - 2021 for Mac

Microsoft Office: 2013 RT Service Pack 1 - 2019 for Mac

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

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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