Date: 10 December 2014
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code
10 December 2014
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft Office
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2014-6364
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-082 - Important
Vulnerability in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3017349)
Published: December 9, 2014
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 edition of Microsoft Office.
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 all supported editions of
Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office 2013, and
Microsoft Office 2013 RT.
Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2013 RT
Microsoft Office Component Use After Free Vulnerability - CVE-2014-6364
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the context of the current
user that is caused when Microsoft Word does not properly handle objects in
memory while parsing specially crafted Office files. An attacker who
successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the
context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with
administrative user rights, an attacker could take complete control of the
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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