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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032523
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032523
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-1759, CVE-2015-1760, CVE-2015-1770   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 9 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
Description:   Several 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 Office file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A memory corruption error may occur [CVE-2015-1759, CVE-2015-1760].

An uninitialized memory error may occur [CVE-2015-1770].

Ben Hawkes of Google Project Zero and Yong Chuan Koh (@yongchuank) MWR Labs (@mwrlabs) reported these vulnerabilities.

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 advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-059

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-059 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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