#VU4872 Improper input validation


Published: 2020-03-18

Vulnerability identifier: #VU4872

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-2014-4114

CWE-ID: CWE-20

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software:
Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system
Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Microsoft

Description
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.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Windows Server: 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2

Windows: 7, 8, 8.1, RT, RT 8.1, Vista

CPE

External links
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms14-060


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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