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ESB-2012.0358 - [Win] Microsoft Office & Works: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction

Date: 11 April 2012

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  Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow for Remote Code Execution
                               11 April 2012


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft Office
                   Microsoft Works
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2012-0177  

Original Bulletin:

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-028 - Important

Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow for Remote Code Execution

Published Date: April 10, 2012

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft
Office and Microsoft Works. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution
if a user opens a specially crafted Works file. An attacker who successfully
exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current
user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the
system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user

This security update is rated Important for Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack
2, Microsoft Works 9, and the Microsoft Works 69 File Converter. 

Affected Software

Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Works 9
Microsoft Works 69 File Converter

Vulnerability Information

Office WPS Converter Heap Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2012-0177

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office Works File
Converter.  An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could
take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install
programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts.

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