#VU136 Memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Word Viewer

Published: 2016-07-14

Vulnerability identifier: #VU136

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-2016-3283


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Word
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Microsoft


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

The vulnerability exists due to an unknown error in Microsoft Word Viewer. 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.


To resolve this vulnerability vendor recommends installing the following update:

Microsoft Word Viewer

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Word: Viewer


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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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