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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Word Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Word File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1042114
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1042114
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8573   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 13 2018
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2010 SP2, 2013 SP1, 2013 RT SP1, 2016; Microsoft Office 2019; Office 365 ProPlus
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, will trigger an object memory handling flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Anonymous (via Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative) 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-2018-8573

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8573 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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