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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word File Processing Object Memory Handling Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1039795
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1039795
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-11854   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 14 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2007 SP3, 2010 SP2, Office Compatibility Pack SP3
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 user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Wayne Low (@x9090) of Fortinet's FortiGuard Lab 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-2017-11854
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=09e3d8e3-7034-4d17-964b-befee23c88e0
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a7ac61d8-9d25-4146-9f58-a389fc5ab3bb
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cf401973-73a2-4e6f-9590-12e8dc3fdfbb
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0626a78f-3fc5-4609-a638-95fb71493151
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ddb288ea-e545-4132-b032-edc3263d6c95
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3c3d3584-7260-46fc-93f0-56eca7e2fda0

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2017-11854 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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