Vulnerability identifier: #VU6193
Vulnerability risk: Critical
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: Yes
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
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?