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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office File Processing Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032295
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032295
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1682, CVE-2015-1683   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 14 2015
Original Entry Date:  May 12 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007 SP3, 2010 SP2; 2013 SP1, 2013 RT SP1; Office for Mac 2011
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were 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 file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2015-1682]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Office 2007 SP3 is not affected.

3S Labs (via HP's Zero Day Initiative) reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Office file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2015-1683]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Only Office 2007 SP3 is affected.

Jack Tang of Trend Micro 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 a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

[Editor's note: On May 19, 2015, Microsoft issued a new fix (Microsoft Office for Mac 14.5.1 update) to correct an unspecified issue.]

[Editor's note: On June 9, 2015, the vendor re-released bulletin MS15-046 to properly fix CVE-2015-1682 for Microsoft Office 2010. Users of Microsoft Office 2010 should install these new security updates.]

[Editor's note: On October 13, 2015, the vendor re-released bulletin MS15-046 to announce a new update (3085544) for Microsoft Office 2007 to address issues with the previously-released update (2965282).]

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-046

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-046 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 12 2015 (Microsoft Issues Fix for Microsoft SharePoint) Microsoft Office File Processing Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix for Microsoft SharePoint.



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