Microsoft Office Use After Free Memory Corruption Vulnerabilities

Summary

Use-after-free vulnerability in Microsoft Office 2010 SP2, Office 2013 Gold and SP1, Office 2013 RT Gold and SP1, Office for Mac 2011, Word Viewer, Office Compatibility Pack SP3, Word Automation Services on SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 and 2013 Gold and SP1, and Office Web Apps 2010 SP2 and 2013 Gold and SP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Office document, aka ‘Use After Free Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.’

Credit:

The information has been provided by Microsoft.


Details

Vulnerable Systems:
 * Microsoft Office 2010 SP2, Office 2013 Gold and SP1, Office 2013 RT Gold and SP1, Office for Mac 2011, Word Viewer, Office Compatibility Pack SP3, Word Automation Services on SharePoint Server 2010 SP2 and 2013 Gold and SP1, and Office Web Apps 2010 SP2 and 2013 Gold and SP1

Microsoft Office is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability because it fails to properly handle objects in memory. An attacker can leverage this issue to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed exploit attempts will likely result in denial-of-service conditions.

CVE Information:
CVE-2014-6357

Disclosure Timeline:
Original release date: 12/10/2014
Last revised: 12/11/2014

Categories: Windows