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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office Multiple Flaws Let Remote Users Deny Service, Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information, and Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038010
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038010
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0006, CVE-2017-0019, CVE-2017-0020, CVE-2017-0027, CVE-2017-0029, CVE-2017-0030, CVE-2017-0031, CVE-2017-0052, CVE-2017-0053, CVE-2017-0105   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 14 2017
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007, 2010, 2013, 2013 RT, 2016, Compatibility Pack SP3, Excel Viewer, Word Viewer; 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 cause the target application to stop responding. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2017-0006, CVE-2017-0019, CVE-2017-0020, CVE-2017-0030, CVE-2017-0031, CVE-2017-0052, CVE-2017-0053]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an out-of-bounds memory read error and access potentially sensitive information on the target system [CVE-2017-0105].

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target application to stop responding [CVE-2017-0029].

@j00sean, David Wind of XSEC infosec GmbH, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, Haifei Li of Intel Security, Jaanus Kaap of Clarified Security, Qiang Liu, McAfee, Steven Vittitoe of Google Project Zero, Tony Loi of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, and Yangkang & Liyadong & Wanglu of Qihoo 360 Qex Team 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.

A remote user can cause the target application to stop responding.

A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target 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/ms17-014

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms17-014 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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