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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
(Microsoft Issues Fix for Microsoft Office) Microsoft GDI+ Flaw Lets Local Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039334
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039334
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-8676   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 13 2017
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007 SP3, 2010 SP2; Office for Mac 2011, 2016 for Mac; Word Viewer
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft GDI+. A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information. Microsoft Office is affected.

A local user can run a specially crafted application to exploit an object memory handling error in the Windows Graphics Device Interface (GDI+) obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

bear13oy of CloverSec Labs (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) and Weibo Wang (@ma1fan) of 360 SkyEye Labs reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
Solution:   Microsoft has issued a fix for CVE-2017-8676 for Microsoft Office.

[Editor's note: The vendor has assigned a risk level of "Critical" for Microsoft Office Word Viewer. The vendor has assigned a risk level of "Important" for the other affected Microsoft Office products.]

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8676

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8676 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

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