#VU6193 Improper input validation

Published: 2020-03-18 | Updated: 2021-06-17

Vulnerability identifier: #VU6193

Vulnerability risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2017-0199


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: Yes

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

Vendor: Microsoft

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

The vulnerability exists due to improper input validation. A remote unauthenticated attacker can create a specially crafted Office document, trick the victim into opening it with Microsoft Office or WordPad and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

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

Note: the vulnerability is being actively exploited.

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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2007 - 2016


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