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Vulnerability protection

Microsoft Access vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution

Report ID: MS201309008
Date Published: 11 September 2013

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

Affected Product/Component:

Microsoft Access 2003
Microsoft Access 2010
Microsoft Access 2013


Three vulnerabilities reported in Microsoft Access could each be exploited into allowing an attacker to execute code on an affected system.

Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update to address three reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Access. The vulnerabilities were caused by the way that Microsoft Access handles memory when opening files, and each of them could be exploited into allowing an attacker to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

The vulnerabilities have been resolved in the latest security update by correcting the way that Microsoft Access validates data when opening files. Users are recommended to install the update to protect their system from exploit attempts.

CVE Reference

CVE-2013-3155, CVE-2013-3156, CVE-2013-3157


Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-074)

Security Advisories

For a list of known vulnerabilities affecting F-Secure products and the released fixes, please refer to the Security Advisories page.