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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office File Processing Flaws Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary C ode
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034324
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034324
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6040, CVE-2015-6118, CVE-2015-6122, CVE-2015-6124, CVE-2015-6177   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 8 2015
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT; Office for Mac 2011, Office 2016 for Mac
Description:   Multiple 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 via Office, 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 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Excel Viewer are also affected.

Kai Lu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs and Steven Vittitoe of Google Project Zero reported these vulnerabilities.

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.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-131

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-131 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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