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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office RTF File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1036984
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1036984
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-7193   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 11 2016
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, 2016; Office for Mac 2011; Office 2016 for Mac; Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack SP3; Word Viewer
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 RTF file that, when loaded by the target user, 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 and Microsoft Word Viewer are also affected.

Austrian MilCERT reported this vulnerability.

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/ms16-121

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-121 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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