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Vulnerability protection

Microsoft Word vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution


Report ID: MS201310007
Date Published: 9 October 2013

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


Affected Product/Component:

Microsoft Word 2003
Microsoft Word 2007
Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack




Summary

Two vulnerabilities were reported found in Microsoft Word, each of which could lead to remote code execution. 



Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update for Microsoft Word to resolve two reported vulnerabilities that could each be exploited into allowing an attacker to execute code on an affected system. The vulnerabilities were both caused by improper handling of objects in memory when parsing Office files.

These issues have been resolved through the update by correcting the way that Microsoft Word parses files. Users are recommended to install the update as a protection measure against potential exploit attempts.



CVE Reference

CVE-2013-3891, CVE-2013-3892



Solution

Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-086)



Security Advisories

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