Microsoft OLE Automation Array Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Summary

OleAut32.dll in OLE in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted web site, as demonstrated by an array-redimensioning attempt that triggers improper handling of a size value in the SafeArrayDimen function, aka ‘Windows OLE Automation Array Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.’

Credit:

The information has been provided by Robert Freeman of IBM X-Force.


Details

Vulnerable Systems:
 * Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1

Microsoft Windows could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by improperly accessing an object in memory. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted Microsoft Office file containing the malicious OLE object, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system with privileges of the victim.

CVE Information:
CVE-2014-6332

Disclosure Timeline:
Original release date: 11/11/2014
Last revised: 12/02/2014

Categories: Windows