Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities

Summary

Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 and SP2, Office XP SP3, Office 2000 SP3, Office 2004 for Mac, and Office X for Mac do not properly parse record lengths, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed control in an Office document, aka ‘Microsoft Office Control Vulnerability.’

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Vulnerable Systems:
 * Microsoft Office 2003 SP1 and SP2, Office XP SP3, Office 2000 SP3, Office 2004 for Mac, and Office X for Mac

This update resolves several newly discovered, privately reported and public vulnerabilities. Each vulnerability is documented in this bulletin in its own ‘Vulnerability Details’ section. When using vulnerable versions of Office, if a user were logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of the client workstation. 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.

CVE Information:
CVE-2006-1318

Disclosure Timeline:
Original release date: 09/19/2014
Last revised: 09/19/2014

Categories: Windows