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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029145
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029145
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-3891, CVE-2013-3892   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 8 2013
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2003 SP3, 2007 SP3
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft Word. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Word file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3 is also affected.

Yuhong Bao reported one vulnerability. Mateusz Jurczyk, Ivan Fratric, and Ben Hawkes of the Google Security Team reported one 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 Word 2003 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cf455ea0-2312-4844-bf03-6e5023014484

Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5f469384-f4c3-4dbe-ab6a-5fb7752c691e

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=fde0c594-5dda-4d55-b767-3cd343db0c14

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-086

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-086 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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