Vulnerability

(MS14-061) Vulnerability in Microsoft Word and Office Web Apps Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000434)

Publish date: November 11, 2014

CVE-2014-4117

SEVERITY

HIGH

//  ADVISORY DATE

11 NOV 2014


DESCRIPTION

This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Office. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a specially crafted Microsoft Word file. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Customers whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

SOLUTION

AFFECTED SOFTWARE AND VERSION

  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (32-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (32-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 2 (64-bit editions)
  • Microsoft Office for Mac 2011
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service Pack 3
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Office Web Apps 2010 Service Pack 2

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