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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office File Object Memory Handling Error in Microsoft Word Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040511
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040511
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-0922   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 13 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Word 2007 SP3, 2010 SP2, 2013, 2013 RT SP1; Office 2010 SP2, 2013 SP1; Office Web Apps 2010 SP2, 2013 SP1; Online Server 2016; Word Viewer ; Compatibility Pack SP3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office. 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 an object memory handling error in Microsoft Word and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

[Editor's note: The Preview Pane is not an attack vector.]

Wayne Low of Fortinet's FortiGuard Lab reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file 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-2018-0922
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ad50d12b-f9b6-4870-bc94-5d83879c2081
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=08f103c4-fa77-4156-af35-f89dca79bfbe
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0689f54e-5e2b-42df-9ee5-56b0c150461c
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=13ec5733-4eae-4e71-abe7-46c2bd292aa3
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d124096c-8545-42d8-87a3-c7929abfa6bb
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f0bc5316-2a16-46fd-b2b8-23b237f8e662
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3938bc12-645f-4b4d-b0e7-85914eaa0a67
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f388529f-9558-4483-ba6f-7ac7d416f831
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3fcd76ab-73a3-49b3-b945-ab2ede6d3e5c
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=cb5a24eb-fb9b-4c73-9d94-d33a2a71b959
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3e043e39-0cd3-4178-bc27-ec6e04a9be6f
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=52c1a89e-7d46-462d-aae1-cb3a6b22f8d1
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c5ecb83f-e59f-4f82-acde-66f3cd7de3c3
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5968d892-8315-4623-aa8a-9a1cc660b643

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-0922 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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