#VU4356 Memory corruption


Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU4356

Vulnerability risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 9.2 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-3906

CWE-ID: CWE-119

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft PowerPoint
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Excel
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Lync
Client/Desktop applications / Messaging software

Vendor: Microsoft

Description
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The weakness exists due to boundary error when handling malicious images. A remote attacker can create specially crafted TIFF image file, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows Server: 2008

Windows: Vista

Microsoft Office: 2003, 2007, 2010

Microsoft PowerPoint: 2010

Microsoft Lync: 2010, 2013

Microsoft Excel: Viewer

CPE

External links
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms13-096


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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.


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