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Microsoft Office Two Code Execution Vulnerabilities

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Release Date:  2007-02-04    Last Update:  2007-02-16    Views:  42,515

Secunia Advisory SA24008

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Office, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) An error in PowerPoint when processing malformed records may result in memory outside intended regions being accessed when parsing placeholder data.

2) An unspecified error when processing malformed records may result in memory outside intended regions being accessed when parsing placeholder data.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows execution of arbitrary code.

NOTE: According to Microsoft, vulnerability #2 is currently being actively exploited via Excel.


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Chris Ries, VigilantMinds Inc.
2) Discovered as a 0-day.

Original Advisory:
MS07-015 (KB932554):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS07-015.mspx

Microsoft:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/932553.mspx

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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