Vulnerability identifier: #VU6296
Vulnerability risk: Critical
Exploitation vector: Network
Exploit availability: No
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.
The vulnerability exists due to a use-after-free error when processing EPS images within Microsoft Office files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Office file with malicious EPS image, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may allow an attacker to compromise vulnerable system.
Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.
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Vulnerable software versions
Microsoft Office: 2010 - 2016
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?