#VU6459 Type confusion in Microsoft Office

Published: 2017-05-09 | Updated: 2017-05-12

Vulnerability identifier: #VU6459

Vulnerability risk: Critical


CVE-ID: CVE-2017-0262


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability:

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 a type confusion error when processing EPS wiles within Microsoft Office documents. A remote unauthenticated attacker can create a specially crafted document, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current victim.

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

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

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Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft Office: 2010, 2013 - 2013 RT

Fixed software versions


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