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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office File Processing Flaws Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1035819
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1035819
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0126, CVE-2016-0140, CVE-2016-0183, CVE-2016-0198   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 9 2016
Original Entry Date:  May 10 2016
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, 2016; Office for Mac 2011, Office 2016 for Mac; Office Web Apps 2010; SharePoint Server 2010
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 file that, when loaded by the target user via Microsoft Office, will trigger an object handling memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2016-0126, CVE-2016-0140, CVE-2016-0198]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Windows embedded font that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a graphics error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2016-0183]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

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.

[Editor's note: On August 9, 2106, the vendor updated their advisory MS16-054 to announce that an additional fix is available for CVE-2016-0183 for Office 2007, Word 2007 SP3, Office Compatibility Pack SP3, and Word Viewer.]

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-054

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-054 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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