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ESB-2014.0923 - [Win] Microsoft Word: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction

Date: 10 June 2014

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2014.0923
Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2969261)
                               10 June 2014

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           Microsoft Word
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-2778  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-034

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-034 - Important
Vulnerability in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2969261)

Published: June 10, 2014

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in 
Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a 
specially crafted file is opened in an affected version of Microsoft Word. An
attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same 
user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to 
have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who 
operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Important for supported editions of Microsoft 
Word 2007 and Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack. For more information, see 
the Affected and Non-Affected Software section.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that 
Microsoft Office parses specially crafted files.

Affected Software

Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3 (2880515) 
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 (2880513)

Vulnerability Information

Embedded Font Vulnerability - CVE-2014-2778

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that affected 
Microsoft Office software parses specially crafted files. 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 with full user rights. Users whose 
accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less
impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

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