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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:
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:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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