MS14-001 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2916605)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS14-001 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2916605)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Important
SophosLabs threat level Medium
Solution MS14-001
Vendor description This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted file is opened in an affected version of Microsoft Word or other affected Microsoft Office software. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. 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.
SophosLabs comments This vulnerability can be mitigated by installing and using Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment to open Word files. Users can also use Microsoft Office File Block Policy to block the opening of .doc or .dot files.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 14 Jan 2014
Affected software Microsoft Word 2003 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Word 2007 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Word 2010 (32-bit editions) Service Packs 1 and 2
Microsoft Word 2010 (64-bit editions) Service Packs 1 and 2
Microsoft Word 2013 (32-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 (64-bit editions)
Microsoft Word 2013 RT
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
Microsoft Word Viewer
Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Packs 1 and 2
Word Automation Services on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Packs 1 and 2
Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • January 14, 2013 - Initial Revision Written

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