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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Font File Processing Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034333
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034333
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-6106, CVE-2015-6107, CVE-2015-6108   (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 SP3, 2010 SP2
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 font 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.

Microsoft Word Viewer is also affected.

Steven Vittitoe of Google Project Zero reported two of the vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a font 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.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-128

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-128 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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