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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office InfoPath Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office InfoPath File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1040855
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1040855
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8173   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 8 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2013 Service Pack 1
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office InfoPath. 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 opened by the target user via InfoPath, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

An InfoPath dialog box will warn the user that code will run if the form is opened.

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-2018-8173
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=042a4f41-acb4-4784-b822-e41b0438fb40
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=05b5c97f-103d-437e-9a1d-7918b90e940f

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8173 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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