Vulnerability identifier: #VU6459
Vulnerability risk: Critical
Exploitation vector: Network
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
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?