#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


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

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

Vendor: Microsoft

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


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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?

Yes. This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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