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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word Memory Corruption Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1030383
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1030383
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-2778   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 10 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007 SP3, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3
Description:   A vulnerability was 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 font 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.

s3tm3m (via VeriSign iDefense Labs) 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 Word 2007 Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bea12f29-7ca9-4ef8-975e-cfdb3eab0ccb

Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0e24d905-b311-4353-b51a-e8276bc07229

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-034

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-034 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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