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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft WordPad Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft WordPad File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038857
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038857
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-8588   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 11 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2012, 8.1, 2012 R2, RT 8.1, 10, 10 Version 1511, 2016, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft WordPad. 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, will trigger a parsing error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Pedro Gallegos and Willson David of Microsoft Office Security Team reported this vulnerability.

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.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8588

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-8588 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (2012), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (10)

Message History:   None.


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