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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Vulnerability in Microsoft Office IME (Chinese) Could Allow
Elevation of Privilege (2878687)
11 September 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft Office IME (Chinese)
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Increased Privileges -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2013-3859
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-075 - Important
Vulnerability in Microsoft Office IME (Chinese) Could Allow Elevation of
Published Date: September 10, 2013
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft
Office IME (Chinese). The vulnerability could allow elevation of privilege if
a logged on attacker launches Internet Explorer from the toolbar in Microsoft
Pinyin IME for Simplified Chinese. An attacker who successfully exploited this
vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then
install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with
full administrative rights. Only implementations of Microsoft Pinyin IME 2010
are affected by this vulnerability. Other versions of Simplified Chinese IME
and other implementations of IME are not affected.
This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of
Microsoft Office 2010 where Microsoft Pinyin IME 2010 is installed.
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
Chinese IME Vulnerability - CVE-2013-3859
An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in Office IME for Chinese that
could allow a low-privilege user to elevate their access privileges.
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