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   Vulnerability in OneNote Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2977201)
                              13 August 2014


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Microsoft OneNote
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2014-2815  

Original Bulletin: 

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS14-048 - Important
Vulnerability in OneNote Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2977201)

Published: August 12, 2014

Version: 1.0

General Information

Executive Summary

This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft
OneNote. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a specially 
crafted file is opened in an affected version of Microsoft OneNote. An 
attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same 
user rights as the current user. Customers whose accounts are configured to 
have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than those who 
operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Important for all supported editions of 
Microsoft OneNote 2007.

Affected Software

Microsoft OneNote 2007 Service Pack 3 (2596857)

OneNote Remote Code Execution Vulnerability - CVE-2014-2815

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft OneNote
parses specially crafted files. An attacker who successfully exploited this 
vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If
the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker 
could take complete control of the affected system. 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.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities 
and Exposures list, see CVE-2014-2815.

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