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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
(Microsoft Issues Fix for Microsoft Word) Windows PDF Bugs Let Remote Users Obtain Portions of Memory and Execute Arbitrary Code on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038679
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038679
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0292   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 14 2017
Impact:   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): 2013 SP1, 2013 RT SP1
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Windows PDF. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system. Microsoft Word is affected.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system [CVE-2017-0292]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will access potentially sensitive information from memory on the target user's system [CVE-2017-8460].

Ke Liu (winsonliu) of Tencent's Xuanwu LAB (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI)) 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 obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

Solution:   Microsoft has issued a fix for CVE-2017-0292 for Microsoft Word.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0292

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-0292 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

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