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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Office Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Office for Mac File Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1038448
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1038448
CVE Reference:   CVE-2017-0265   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 10 2017
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Office for Mac 2011
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Office. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object memory handling error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2011 is affected.

Jin Chen of Paloaltonetworks reported this vulnerabiliy.

Impact:   A remote user can create content that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

The vendor plans to issue a fix.

The Microsoft advisory will be available at:

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=847738

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/releasenotedetail/bc365363-f51e-e711-80da-000d3a32fc99 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  UNIX (macOS/OS X)

Message History:   None.


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