Vulnerability identifier: #VU4872
Vulnerability risk: Critical
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: Yes
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The weakness exists due to an error when processing OLE objects. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted OLE object, attach it to a document (e.g. PowerPoint file), trick the victim into opening it 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.
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Vulnerable software versions
Windows Server: 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, RT, RT 8.1, Vista
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.