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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037568
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1037568
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0003   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 10 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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 via Microsoft Office, will trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This vulnerability is not exploitable via the Preview Pane.


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.

Microsoft Word 2016 (32-bit edition):

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b7836db7-bb8b-4353-bb1f-e426ddc99fe2

Microsoft Word 2016 (64-bit edition):

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=fd2cd6ce-5bc6-4fcd-9ebc-977d1c0a0a59

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-002

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-002 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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