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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word PDF File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041638
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041638
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8430   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Sep 11 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2013 SP1, 2013 RT SP1, 2016; Office 2016 C2R
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 PDF file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Omri Herscovici of Check Point 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-2018-8430
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=41c7704d-ecbe-4ff1-91b9-dd309ec13844
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=54c4ff0d-ae04-4952-8fd6-c1e9d9e352c6
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=809e971a-6dd8-46d0-be6c-3c04447f037a
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2998bfe0-d15b-4fb2-882e-eb516fc69eac

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8430 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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