15 October 2014
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 =========================================================================== AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution ESB-2014.1832 MS14-061 Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution 15 October 2014 =========================================================================== AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary --------------------------------- Product: Microsoft Word Microsoft Office Web Apps Publisher: Microsoft Operating System: Windows Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction Resolution: Patch/Upgrade CVE Names: CVE-2014-4117 Original Bulletin: https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-061 - --------------------------BEGIN INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- MS14-061 Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution Version: 1.0 Published Date: October 14, 2014 General Information Executive Summary This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft Word file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. This security update is rated Important for supported editions of Microsoft Word 2007, Microsoft Office 2007, Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, Word Automation Services, and Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2010. Affected Software Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3 Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions) Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions) Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions) Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions) Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions) Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions) Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions) Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions) Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1 Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1 Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2 Vulnerability Information Microsoft Word File Format Vulnerability - CVE-2014-4117 A remote code execution vulnerability exists in way that Microsoft Office software parses certain properties of Microsoft Word files. If an attacker is successful in exploiting this vulnerability, and if the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, the 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-2014-4117. - --------------------------END INCLUDED TEXT-------------------- You have received this e-mail bulletin as a result of your organisation's registration with AusCERT. The mailing list you are subscribed to is maintained within your organisation, so if you do not wish to continue receiving these bulletins you should contact your local IT manager. 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