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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039541
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039541
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-11826   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 10 2017
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 Word Viewer
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Word. 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.

Yang Kang, Ding Maoyin, and Song Shenlei of Qihoo 360 Core Security (@360CoreSec) 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 advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-11826

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-11826 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 10 2017 (Microsoft Issues Fix for Microsoft SharePoint) Microsoft Word File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Microsoft has issued a fix for Microsoft SharePoint.



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