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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Buffer Overflow in Processing OpenType Fonts Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033501
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033501
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2510   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 8 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007 SP3, 2010 SP2
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 file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Steven Vittitoe of Google Project Zero reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content 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.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-097

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-097 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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