#VU59477 Buffer overflow


Published: 2022-01-11

Vulnerability identifier: #VU59477

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-21841

CWE-ID: CWE-119

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft Office
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Excel
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications

Vendor: Microsoft

Description

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

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing Microsoft Excel files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Excel document, trick the victim into opening it, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2013 - 2019 for Mac

Microsoft Excel: 2013 - 2016


CPE

External links
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2022-21841


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?


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