#VU8311 Memory corruption


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

Vulnerability identifier: #VU8311

Vulnerability risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.3 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2017-8742

CWE-ID: CWE-119

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Microsoft PowerPoint
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft Office Web Apps
Client/Desktop applications / Office applications
Microsoft SharePoint Server
Server applications / Application servers
Microsoft Office Web Apps Server
Server applications / Application servers

Vendor: Microsoft

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

The vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office software due to improper handling of objects in memory. A remote attacker can trick the victim into visiting a specially crafted website, trigger memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

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

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Microsoft PowerPoint: 2007 - Viewer

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack: Service Pack 3

Microsoft SharePoint Server: 2013 - 2016

Microsoft Office Web Apps: 2010 Service Pack 2

Microsoft Office Web Apps Server: 2013 Service Pack 1


CPE

External links
http://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8742


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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