The issue has been introduced in 01/30/2007.
Advisory: SB2014051304 - Security bypass in Microsoft Office
Vulnerable component: Microsoft Office
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:N/E:F/RL:O/RC:C
CWE-ID: CWE-264 - Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass security restrictions on the target system.
The weakness exists due to improper implementation of Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) features in MSCOMCTL. By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site or open an application or Office document with a specially-crafted ActiveX control embedded within it, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass ASLR and execute another attack that otherwise would have been blocked by ASLR.
Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in security bypass on the vulnerable system.
Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.