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Vulnerability protection

Microsoft Office vulnerability could allow remote code execution


Report ID: MS201306005
Date Published: 25 June 2013

Criticality: Important
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote


Affected Product/Component:

Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011




Summary

A vulnerability in Microsoft Office could allow an attacker to execute code and take complete control of an affected system.



Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update for Microsoft Office to address a vulnerability that could lead to remote code execution. The vulnerability was caused by improper handling of memory allocation, resulting in a memory corruption condition. An attacker could take advantage of this condition to be able to execute code and take complete control of an affected system.

The issue has been resolved through the latest update by correcting the way that Office files are parsed. Users are recommended to install the update to protect their system from possible exploit attempts.



CVE Reference

CVE-2013-1331



Solution

Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-051)



Security Advisories

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