MS15-033 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3048019)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS15-033 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3048019)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Critical
SophosLabs threat level Critical
Solution MS15-033
Vendor description This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Office file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user
SophosLabs comments No workarounds for this and limited attacks have been seen, patching asap advised.
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 Apr 2015
Affected software Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2013 RT
Microsoft Office for Mac
Microsoft Word Viewer
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • April 14, 2015 - Initial Revision Written

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  • LOW RISK - There is little chance of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
  • MEDIUM RISK - There is a possibility of this vulnerability being actively exploited by malware.
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Affected Software:

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