#VU134 Memory corruption vulnerability


Published: 2016-07-14 | Updated: 2017-02-03

Vulnerability identifier: #VU134

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2016-3281

CWE-ID: CWE-119

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Office for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Word
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Word for Mac
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor: Microsoft

Description

A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to an unknown error in Microsoft Word. A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability will allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary commands, access files and perform any actions with privileges of the current user.

Mitigation

To resolve this vulnerability vendor recommends installing the following updates:

Microsoft Office 2007

Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013

Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)

Microsoft Office 2013 RT

Use Windows Update to obtain the patch.

Microsoft Office 2016

Microsoft Word 2016 (32-bit edition)
Microsoft Word 2016 (64-bit edition)

Microsoft Office for Mac 2011

Microsoft Word for Mac 2011

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac

SharePoint Software

Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2016

Microsoft Office for Mac: 2011 - 2016

Microsoft Word: 2010 Service Pack 2 - 2016

Microsoft Word for Mac: 2011 - 2016

Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server: 2010 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Office Web Apps: 2010 Service Pack 2


CPE

External links
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/MS16-088


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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