Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office

ASLR bypass

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2013121003 - ASLR bypass in Microsoft Office

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Office

CVE-ID: CVE-2013-5057

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/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 certain security restrictions.

The weakness exists due to improper implementation of Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) within HXDS Office shared component. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Web site, trick the victim into visiting it and bypass the ASLR security feature.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability may result in attacker's access to the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.