Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word

Memory corruption
CVE-2018-0802

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2018010905 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Word

Vulnerable component: Microsoft Word

CVE-ID: CVE-2018-0802

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:H/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Description:

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error when processing Microsoft Word documents. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted Word document, trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Exploitation of the vulnerability requires that a user open a specially crafted file with an affected version of Microsoft Office or Microsoft WordPad software.

Note: the vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.

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