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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office CGM Graphics File Memory Corruption Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027393
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027393
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-2524   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 14 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007 SP2, 2007 SP3, 2010 SP1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) graphics file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Andrei Costin reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cc2a0eae-5b7e-465b-ab4c-a93ae7c7c458

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cc2a0eae-5b7e-465b-ab4c-a93ae7c7c458

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c43d7abf-9d78-4e82-b24d-4ac512d9b17f

Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=92269df5-b1ea-49f6-a325-32e825ea8a53

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-057

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-057 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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