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Microsoft Word 2010 Memory Corruption

Disclosed March 24, 2014    Fully Patched

Vulnerability Description:

A memory corruption vulnerability in RTF parsing code in Microsoft Word has been seen exploited in the wild by attackers. The observed attacks target Microsoft Office 2010, but other versions may be affected by this vulnerability.

Vendors:

Microsoft

Vulnerable Software/Devices:

Microsoft Word 2010 and possibly other versions

Vulnerability Severity:

High

Exploit Availability:

Publicly Available

Exploit Impact:

Remote Code Execution
Exploitation of this vulnerability is possible by sending maliciously crafted documents, via phishing emails, to vulnerable users. Remote attackers who successfully exploit this vulnerability will be able to execute code on the vulnerable system with the same rights as the currently logged on user.

BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:

BeyondTrust's Retina® Network Security Scanner scans devices to detect for this vulnerability.

  • 33352 - Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution (2953095) (Zero-Day) - Windows
  • 33353 - Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution (2953095) (Zero-Day) - Mac OS X

Mitigation:

Apply the Microsoft Fix it solution found here.

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