Vulnerability identifier: #VU4343
Vulnerability risk: High
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
The weakness exists due to an error in handling of a specially crafted response when opening a malicious Office file. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted file using, host it on remote website, trick the victim into opening it and gain access to tokens used to authenticate the current user on a targeted SharePoint or other Microsoft Office server site.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in information disclosure on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.
Install update from vendor's website:
Microsoft Office 2013 (32-bit editions):
Microsoft Office 2013 (64-bit editions):
Vulnerable software versions
Microsoft Office: 2013
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. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.